As the pandemic slowly began upending the daily activities and freedoms we’ve all grown used to, I found myself with a lot of time on my hands and no clear direction. With my choices limited and the local and international art worlds essentially grinding to a halt, I felt free to lose myself in work.
After going through my sketchbook for ideas, I remembered a site I had stumbled on in early 2019 that streamed thousands of public surveillance cameras from around the world. When I revisited the site, I found myself absorbed in this seemingly endless collection of footage without sound and often without specific context. Since March 2020 I’ve been checking in to gather images and am continuing to find fresh visual inspiration in foreign environments despite being otherwise restricted. Each piece is titled with the exact location, date and time at which the screenshot of the main source image was taken.