McEwan Hall Art

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The city of Edinburgh has become the canvas for a new public art project.Giant photographic portraits have been pasted to the walls of the iconic McEwan Hall in Bristo Square and throughout closes along the Royal Mile.

Produced by Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) and Edinburgh University students, the striking black and white images are simulated to resemble CCTV footage.

Edinburgh is one of the most surveyed cities in the UK, with 1 camera to every 14 people. Edinburgh University alone has over 200 cameras stationed throughout its buildings and grounds.

The installation hopes to challenge the public’s conceptions of CCTV by displaying photographs of both the CCTV operators and those targeted by surveillance.

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