surveillance 1

A video by William Noland

In surveillance 1, the camera is placed in a voyeuristic position, recording images of a distracted society during a time of war and looming peril. Uncut scenes of urban and rural summer life are juxtaposed in short chapters laid end to end, culminating in a long take featuring two absorbed laptop users, unwittingly competing for the attention, and focus, of the camera that secretly records them.

Camera, sound design and editing: William Noland
Completion date: 2004
Running Time: 10:00