Occupy the Screen


The project is a video installation that focuses on the participant’s movements and the interaction between remote audiences. The installation by Paul Sermon and Charlotte Gould pushes the playful, social and public engagement aspects of the work into new cultural and political realms in an attempt to “reclaim the streets and screens” through new technical developments in ludic interaction, camera recognition and HD videoconferencing.

The event is taking place in two European capital cities, Riga and Berlin, and implemented through the participation of the public. As a result, audiences in both cities will be combined on screen in a single composite image, and able to interact with each other via visualisations on the screen. The event will continue for two days from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Thematic division: Without thematic division

Begins : 11.09.2014 21:00

Ends: 12.09.2014 21:00


  • Esplanade

Form of event:

  • Object in the city environment
  • Event
  • Performance art

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • Participation of the public
  • Multimedia

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

The Connecting Cities Network covers eleven cities where joint multimedia events are implemented and streamed live in the urban environment, driven by various technologies and artists’ creativity. These events give artists opportunity to show their projects to a large number of European residents, and share their plans, ideas and latest achievements. In 2013 and 2014, the Connecting Cities Network projects in Riga take place as part of the “White Night” contemporary culture forum and “Staro Rīga” festival of light.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/cities



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