2.4 GhZ frequency video recording of found signals in the public radio spectrum in out side of Parlament House Salamanca place.
Digital Video : 03-min 57-sec : Audio : Colour
The 2.4GhZ frequency is the tiny fraction of the radio spectrum that has been allocated for public use; as if the ether were not already public.
With a 2.4 GhZ video receiver we walked around the city of Hobart finding media portholes.
The notion of watching & recording the CCTV cameras that were watching us, in the hacker world is well known as ‘Video Sniffing’, the practice of picking up signals broadcast by wireless CCTV networks using a cheap video receiver.
What do the cameras see?
Is the data simply recorded via an automated process and stored?
Is there an alert system? – i.e after an amount of motion does it trigger someone to take more notice? How is this information interpreted?
Is security an illusion?
To answer some of these questions, in collaboration with Michelle Teran and Jaye Hayes in 2003, I conducted a 12 hour ‘ritual’, a walk that consisted of crossing through the CCTV security camera operating on Public frequency, on the hour every hour, for 12 hours…