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The core element in cc·tv is the usage of an old video monitoring system, commonly used in theatre. In that area of use, it can be directed at the conductor, the stage caller or the entire stage so that the actors will know when to enter the stage. I've purchased a very similar video system as the one used in that environment.

In the shortfilms of cc·tv, the transition between layers of the image on the screen, the background, the surface of the screen itself and the distance between the viewer and the medium (the computerscreen or the television screen) will be chaotic and subject to change at any time.

 

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The peculiarity of this video system is it's low quality video image, caused by the usage of cameras with poor CCD chips, old BNC video cables with bad connections and black and white video monitors. The high noise level in the image is caused by the CCD chip which is able to work even in very dark environments (e.g. in an orchestra pit).

 

  CCTV in public surveillance

Another usage of such video systems is of course found in public surveillance technology. The project "cc·tv" aims to exclusively address the aesthetic phenomenon inherentin in these video systems – without taking part in the on-going discussion about privacy.

 

paul eckschlager, 2013

 

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