helden: panopticons
helden: panopticons helden: panopticons
nov 23, 2010

helden: panopticons

to draw attention to the increased presence of video cameras in public spaces, dutch artists thomas voor ‘t hekke and bas van oerle teamed up under the name helden to create panopticons. the project consists of small video cameras mounted to the bodies’ of stuffed animals that are placed in public. each camera animal slowly turns its head recording the public as the walk about below. while this isn’t unusual, their animal like behavior draws viewers to look twice. their first test with the idea was done in utrecht, capturing people’s reaction to their project.


  • Banksy has been there & done that, ages ago…

    Johan Dahl says:
  • it’s horrible…

    dr horrible says:
  • SOOOOOO Banksy

    cj says:
  • I like this project.

    Cant quite understand the criticism though. Just because Banksy – who is far from original himself – has explored CCTV cameras in a satirical way a few times that means they are off limits for everyone else? Losers!

    Reelist says:
  • I actually went to that artschool… It’s the first assignment you get. “Create something interactive with the decreasing amount of privacy you have nowadays.”

    KlautePool says:
  • adorei! é isso que o mundo moderno mostra para você que acha que já viu tudo. parabéns.

    sandro brasil says:
  • really nice thought and messege but what about the birds??did we ask them???

    mleo says:
  • are they alive??i don t get it…

    mleo says:

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