Phil Coy’s site office [closed circuit meditation facility] (2019) is an 18 channel video installation. The work utilised data from Brunel University’s five-hundred + CCTV cameras to record movements and patterns in pedestrian movement on campus.
Site office [closed circuit meditation retreat] was positioned in an unpresuming location to the rear of Richard Sheppard’s iconic Brutalist Lecture Centre. The 18 channel video installation was housed within a newly introduced, standard portacabin. The work incorporated data from five-hundred CCTV collected during a campus-wide intervention – Fallen Eight. Viewers are invited to use the choreographed patterns in pedestrian movement as an aid for meditation. The work was developed with Brunel Security and performed with thirty volunteers from staff, students and local residents.
The work was installed from October 04 – 2019 until 16 December 2019 adjacent to the rear entrance of Brunels iconic Lecture Centre.
Phil Coy’s site office [closed circuit meditation facility], uses data collected during a campus wide performance Fallen eight. The work was developed and performed with thirty volunteers drawn from Brunels staff, students and interested local residents.
Together they followed a simple rule based analogue walk, to create a pattern that is only seen from above by Brunels onsite CCTV monitoring system. Coy has edited the captured CCTV into a collage pedestrian movement combing the aesethetics of digital swarm and crowd modelling with contemporary surveillance technologies and architectures.