an exercise in surveillance

Single channel video, with rotoscoped media

A spontaneous excercise: filmed in one take, and largely composited in a single session.

Shot on the original Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, against a mural artwork. Footage was composited in NukeX, relying on a series of rotoscoped masks to deal with complex motion. At one point, my body slumps against the wall — falling behind footage it had previously occluded. The quote on the wall was composited, quoted from Jabberwocky by Lewis Caroll.

Liam Macann is an emerging arts practitioner with a theoretical focus on the philosophy of technology. Recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from UNSW, his research-intensive practice engages with a profusion of disciplines across an agile and experimental body of work.