Over the years, cities have become standardized spaces. For our security, more and more restrictive measures using new surveillance technologies are implemented every day. The CCTV camera, a controversial device, is present at every street corner. In a surveillance society, we actually evolve without necessarily being aware of it under the constant surveillance of others.
How, then, can we free ourselves from cameras and not fall into an over-controlled dehumanised future? I looked for ways of resisting this surveillance through denunciation and diversion.
Making what is invisible visible (Rendre visible l’invisible) is an event that combines several installations and performances taking place simultaneously on several squares in Lyon. In collaboration with the association Technopolice, it will allow the public to become aware of our surveillance. Each proposed action will be elaborated in a desire to be fast and to respect an economy of means, the modus operandi of the actions will be shared with the citizens in the form of an explanatory sheet after the event in order to raise a maximum of people’s awareness.