This is the final film that I presented at the Christmas Crit, 14th December 2011.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
These following sheets show how the walker and googler experience the Panopticon on-site. The idea is that Panopticon surrounding the RBS building, acts as a control room and library where it translates information from the banks into information that we can understand and read. This information is accessible by both the googler and walker and they are able to interact with the building in different ways.
These last three images, play with the idea that as the googler and walker become one, not only are they able to access the information but they are also able to interact with and physically change the building.
I was initially struggling to move forward in the project so I decided to place the Panopticon on-site, with the RBS building taking the place of the watchman's tower.
I then began to deconstruct the Panopticon on-site as it began to react to it's surroundings, such as roads, pathways and existing buildings.
For the first scene I wanted to use the Panopticon in order to introduce the project and the idea of the imbalance of power and its reversal. The following sheet shows the movement of the camera in red, although I want to rework this slightly in order to make the intentions clearer.
The project is now looking at the idea that the power within the panopticon has been reversed. Therefore, instead of the one watchman being able to observe all of the inmates in the surrounding cells, these inmates are now able to watch the person in the tower, and so the many can now observe the few. This has then been applied to the city, where the banks become the few being observed and the whole of society becomes the watchman.
When looking at the existing architecture of the banks, it is evident to see that it promotes a sense of transparency although the majority of the time, we cannot see into the structures. It is a 'fake transparency'.