False Positives

Esther Hovers (NL)

The project False Positives is about intelligent surveillance systems. These are cameras that are able to detect deviant behavior within public space. False Positives revolves around the question of normal behavior. It aims to raise this question by basing the project on eight different ‘anomalies’. These so-called anomalies are signs of body-language and movement that could indicate criminal intent. It is through these anomalies the algorithms are built and cameras are able to detect deviant behavior. The eight different anomalies were pointed out to me by several intelligent surveillance experts with whom I collaborated for this project.

False Positives / Esther Hovers (NL), Credit: tom mesic

The work consists of several approaches, photographs and pattern drawings. All together, these form an analysis of different settings in and around the business district of the de facto European capital: Brussels.


Supported by Mondriaan Fund