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À Louer / For Rent – Shopfront installation by Niklas Roy

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When Niklas Roy was invited to show My Little Piece of Privacy at Sherbrooke’s Media Art Biennia l Éspace [IM] Média, he decided that he had to modify it slightly. Surrounded by many abandoned shop fronts, his installation was to set up in one of them and as nobody likes to stroll in roads with empty shop windows he wanted help this retail space find a new tenant and “care about it”.

The new installation uses the same technical setup as the My Little Piece of Privacy project (version 2): A surveillance camera mounted on the facade of the empty building. A computer running openFrameworks tracks pedestrians and moves the “À LOUER” sign right in front of them.

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