ISSN : 2266-6060

Visibility

Marseilles, November 2018.

In debates between video protection advocates and video surveillance critics, it is the argument of (in)effectiveness that seems to be the most decisive. It would prevent crimes, find perpetrators, identify victims… or not.
While we know that cameras are now everywhere, colonizing both private and public spaces, we most often forget them, guided by our own course of action rather than by the idea of being seen, live or on recordings.
Also, for the owner of this shop, it is necessary to remind the indelicate that, even if their misdemeanor succeeds, they will forever be exposed to the eyes of all. Alone, the discreet camera is useless, but the small poster threatens not to be seen, but watched, en masse. In the economy of attention, it seems that some people prefer to avoid visibility.