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An Artful Reminder That Surveillance Is Becoming Second Nature

Illustration for article titled An Artful Reminder That Surveillance Is Becoming Second Nature

From far enough away, this installation by the Czech artist Jakub Geltner almost looks like a flock of seagulls preening at the end of a jetty. Almost.

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The sculpture, called Nest 05, is the latest in a series by Geltner that treat the technological detritus of our urban landscape—from CCTV cameras to satellite dishes—as natural objects. Over the past few years, he’s installed crops of cameras along walls, clustered as though they were birds roosting, and dozens of dishes around the edges of buildings, clustered like barnacles on the belly of a ship.

His fifth Nest installation, seen above, was just completed in Aarhus, Denmark—which hosts dozens of installations along its coastline every summer.

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Illustration for article titled An Artful Reminder That Surveillance Is Becoming Second Nature

[Jakub Geltner; h/t Ignant; Images: Alex White on Flickr and Clyde Yee]


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