5’ 42” HD Single Screen
Here East is set on a new housing development in East London, it observes the space as day slips into night. The video starts with vignettes framing figures on balconies set against luminous skies, at one balcony a woman is caught gazing out into the sublime and at another a shopping trolley is parked up empty.
The meditative quality is interrupted by reminders that this place is a controlled space with CCTV cameras and intercom door systems. As the sun fades, lights go on, the camera witnesses both the empty order of the surrounding area and the activity within the flats. Lit windows expose partially obscured people caught by the distraction of media and flickering screens.
Using a zoom lens and filmed undercover the work reveals a corporate, residential space where human activity is monitored and where at any time a private security guard can remove you for using your camera.