NOW AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, 2003
Man gets filmed in shops and asks for copies. Shops panic.No”Now available to the public” is a video art piece created by artist Caspar Below in 2003. In this video, Caspar Below visits shops, museums and other public locations in Bristol. Below then submitted subject access requests for any CCTV footage that has been recorded of him in these locations.
The video contrasts the footage provided, his own recordings and letters sent to him by the locations explaining why they couldn’t provide him with footage or copies of their CCTV.
A moment in time at the beginning of the millennium, it shows the fragility of surveillance tech and raises questions about the impact on public life.one knows what’s going on.
20 September 2003