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Natalie Bookchin

Location Insecure 12:00, Color, Stereo, US, 2006

Location Insecure is a bitter-sweet global city symphony seen through the lens of security webcam, which although probably unintended for public viewing, were not secured by passwords and found on the Internet. The video offers a contemporary reinterpretation of the city symphony, the early twentieth century documentary genre that celebrated the modern city and industrial development through a depiction of a day-in-the-life of a city and its inhabitants. The human recorder of the city is multiplied to infinity with the proliferation of webcams, everywhere and always on, and monitored by an unlimited number of remote observers. The video depicts the experience of asynchronous and non-linear space and time of the Internet, where one jumps from continent to continent and from day to night with a single click of the mouse.