A new public art piece at the Canada Line’s Lanaga-49th Avenue Station is turning the heads of passersby.
In January, “See See T.V.” was installed outside the station as a satirical take on the issue of surveillance by super-sizing a CCTV security camera to comical proportions. According to the installation description, “the piece watches the viewer silently through its single red illuminated lens as its questions society’s obsession with surveillance despite the discomfort we feel when we are monitored by hidden cameras.”
It appears to jut out of the wall and makes a rotational movement about every minute. In addition, upon a closer inspection, “See See T.V.” also features a collage of photos that have been photoshopped to look like real surveillance captures of SkyTrain, buses and neighbourhoods.
The temporary art piece is made out of wood and is created by Langara College students Tasha Braz, Aria Cheng, Beaufort Gravlin, Hye-Jin Jeon, Brigid Muldoon and Rodin Wong.
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