Surveillance camera transformed to a video projector, 2018

The growing number of security cameras in public spaces reflects how our society is controlling freedom. What do we need to make us feel safe? Exploring the themes of safety and freedom and the contradiction between the two, this installation takes over the public space by turning the idea of security cameras on its head. Instead of a security camera recording the movements of locals, a video projector transforms the dull grey wall into a moving work of art.

Dimensions of the work:
Distance from the projector to the wall is 5 meters. Projected image is 3.5 meters wide and 2 meters high.

Spaces suitable for exhibiting the work:
Outdoors, Outdoors, under a roof, Cold space (eg. a shed, a silo etc.), Semi-heated space, Heated space

Work’s durability:

Sub-zero temperatures, Rain, Humidity

Indoor work, requirements for the space

dim (light enough for walking)

Colouring requirements:


Electricity consumption:

Standard mains current (10A/16A)

Support and other structures:

The work needs support structures, hanging points, or similar

Required technology:

A truss stand or pole for mounting the projector.


ambient sound

Minimum height of the space: 

3 meters

Minimum square meters of the space: 


Building time and people required (estimate): 

6 hours with 1-2 persons.

Artist's presence: 

Artist or their representative must be present during building

On-site building:

Built on-site


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

Mia Kivinen /
Anna Björklund /

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