Neighbours Dye sublimation print on polyester fabric, 285 x 600cm, single channel digital video, 8:59 min 2012
Neighbours describes an interzone between public and private, intimacy and distance, voyeurism and documentation.
The video was shot in my neighbourhood at night during a heatwave using a bicycle-mounted camera.
The curtain is printed with an image of the same neighbourhood, this time photographed high up from a security camera’s position.
Contemporary surveillance and imaging practices like Google Maps have made us both participants and viewers;
these practices have also contributed to a climate of anxiety about documentary practices like street photography.