CCTV - Christian Nold


Christian Nold supported by Indepedent Photography
September 2006 - March 2007

This project was abandoned in the final phase of the project by the youth group I was collaborating with due to funding problems - please get in touch help setup somewhere else!

I am working with the arts organisation Independent Photography and a group of young people from the Greenwich Peninsula on a new project. We will be making a Rap video using the CCTV cameras that are strewn across the Peninsula. The young people are creating the rap lyrics as well as the music which will be performed in front of the local CCTV cameras. We will then be making a number of Freedom of Information Act requests in order to acquire the footage they appear in and then dub our music on top of the CCTV footage.

The aim is to improve community relations and have a more informed discussion between the local police and young people on issues such CCTV, knife crime in Greenwich as well as youth targeting for stop and search.

The project will be finished in April 2007 so if you are interested in screening the short film at a festival or on the TV please get in touch. A low resolution copy will also be downloadable from this webpage.

"The total number of cameras in the UK is around 4,000,000. The UK has one camera for every 14 people."


Locations of all the CCTV cameras around the Millennium Dome in Greenwich.

The film will be using the rules set down in the CCTV film makers manifesto 2005 as set down by ambientTV.NET and their FACELESS film.

Christian Nold


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Last Updated 3/3/2011

It has been an enourmous long time since I last updated this! I have never been a blog person, and felt irritated by the way new media culture pushes us to be constantly visible to the world. Recently though I kept getting email from people wondering what I was up to. So today is my birthday and I have finally given in :) . So a quick update I am excited about what Rob van Kranenburg and I are calling the Internet of People - which will be a book coming out in the next few months. I am also exstatic about trying to build and map alternative currencies. Take a look at the Bijlmer Euro project. In the last year I have also been building a unique mapping software called Sensory Journeys and the Town Toolkits for which I will build a proper site. On Saturday I am off to Helsinki for the Pixeache festival where I am preseting some work but more importantly working on and island toolkit for the next year. More info soon...