We Are Watching is a video / surveillance / book project that investigates ways of watching during the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics that are to be held in Vancouver this February and March.
Currently, I am collecting video footage of the Olympic Torch Relay and Celebrations by soliciting participants to video document the events as they pass through Canada. The video documentation can be collected by cell phones (and any other video capturing devices one might have) and the resulting footage is submitted by email to wearewatching2010 [at] gmail.com.
For relay and celebration map and details, click the link on the right side bar.
The footage will be projected, unedited, on a building housing the Jeffrey Boone Gallery in the Lower Eastside of Vancouver during the Olympic and Paralympic games. During the games, people can send me their clips documenting any aspect of the Olympic games and celebrations that are happening in Vancouver and Whistler. These images will be instantly snatched out of my inbox and slotted in chronological order to be projected.
Also, the clips will be considered for publication in a book of the same name that will provide an archive of alternative-to-the-official images that will be flooding the world.
The on-site viewers watching the projection will be captured by a surveillance camera which will be projected in the Jeffrey Boone Gallery in real time.
This project is curated by Jeffrey Boone, from the Jeffrey Boone Gallery (for more information on the Jeffrey Boone Gallery see www.jeffreyboonegallery.com) and part of the Bright Light project and generously funded by the City of Vancouver.
Please inform your friends and family who might like participate, I am anxious about getting material.