Con los ojos en el cielo / With the eyes in the sky

Video.2. 14 min; color; stereo; 4: 3; NTSC; 2006-07


El ojo en cielo es el nombre dado por los habitantes de Trinidad y Tobago a un globo aerostático comprado por el gobierno de la isla con el objetivo de vigilar y controlar desde el cielo todo el país. Este globo se mueve impredeciblemente por la zona, coincidimos con este artefacto algunas veces las cuales aprovechamos para filmarlo con lo que tuviéramos a mano. Luego preguntamos a los habitantes de Trinidad y Tobago ¿Que es el ojo en cielo? Con este material construimos un video 2:30 minutos que parte de una situación particular de Trinidad y Tobago pero que se amplia para comentar el poder, el control, el sentirse vigilado. 


The eye in the sky is the name given by the habitants of Trinidad and Tobago to a ballon (blim) the goverment of the island bought with the objective of watching and controlling the whole country from the sky. The movement of this balloon is unpredictable. During our stay in this country we filmed it with our camera every time we saw it. As a result of this we made a video where the persecuted element is the balloon itself. Later we asked the people there- What’s the eye in the sky? This metaphoric question favored answers not only related to the specific situation, but also related to power and different levels of surveilance. Excerted by an unknown and abstract entity. With the combination of the filming and the answers we made a 2:30 min video.

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