#OWS

occupy_ss04

This 2-channel, generative HD video is a visualisation of more than 600 words as subjects coupled with the verb occupy juxtaposed onto the video footage taken at Zucotti Park in New York at the heated days of the physical occupation. The words are fetched from twitter feed with a script running online and scanning #OWS hashtagged tweets. The footage is tagged and categorized based on subjective observation of the content and kept in a database. Software searches database for a matching keyword that is obtained from the twitter feed and automatically edits the video through these clips in the background.

Atif Akin, 2012, New York