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An Artful Reminder That Surveillance is Becoming Second Nature 

By Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan on at

From far enough away, this installation by the Czech artist Jakub Geltner almost looks like a flock of seagulls preening at the end of a jetty. Almost.

The sculpture, called Nest 05, is the latest in a series by Geltner that portrays the technological detritus of our urban landscape as natural objects. Over the past few years, he’s installed crops of cameras along walls, clustered as though they were birds roosting, and dozens of dishes around the edges of buildings, clustered like barnacles on the belly of a ship.

His fifth Nest installation, seen above, was just completed in Aarhus, Denmark, a city which hosts dozens of installations along its coastline every summer.

An Artful Reminder That Surveillance Is Becoming Second Nature 

[Jakub Geltner; h/t Ignant; Images: Alex White on Flickr and Clyde Yee]