Closed Circuit Rear Window
A video essay about the establishment of practices of social control and surveillance using footage from Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock). To do so, a closed circuit is created to follow the protagonist (Jef) neighbours, crossing that with text from Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish. It argues that a culture of surveillance has always existed, though it now merges old social practices with a new strong technological apparatus.
Concept and text selection João Estevens
Video edition Ricardo Vieira Lisboa