During a group walk through the “public” (aka private) development in King’s Cross, their system of surveillance and control was challenged, when posters were mounted alongside CCTV cameras.

CCTV surveillance and private security guards are used across the privatised development Surveillance cameras with facial recognition capacity are reported as being used in London’s King Cross area. Bigbrotherwatch  campaigns against the dangerous use of biometric “faceprinting” technology, which has a poor record of accuracy. The prosthetic mask of URME Surveillance, designed to protect against detection by facial recognition cameras, is montaged onto the famous collage portrait by Dora Maar (1935).

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This film considers how nuanced “facial recognition” is: this is an issue when this type of surveillance mis-identifies people in public spaces.