Penser voir

Sound piece (mp3,9’47”, loop) and live feed from a CCTV camera (2018)
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A CCTV camera is filming a beach. One imagine that it is equipped with an artificial intelligence, thinking out loud through a synthetic voice. Her level of perfection would have led her to doubt and she would share her questions: what should we look at? How to recognize the sea, the passers-by? What is a suspicious behaviour? What is its purpose? As in a burn-out situation, she compares herself to the micro-workers exploited on the web, questioning the meaning of her work in an anthropomorphism that raises the political stakes of these devices.


Penser voir was created by Thierry Fournier in 2018 at the invitation of Acoustic Cameras, an online project that invites composers and sound artists to annex the real-time flow of webcams located in various places around the world.