An audio-visual artwork generated
in real time from audience data

25th February to 12th March 2017
White Box, Pontio, Bangor University, Deiniol Rd, Bangor LL57 2TQ

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10.00–17.30 / Sun: 12.00–17.30
Thurs (late session with artist): 18.00–20.00

Talks: Friday 24th Feb 16.00–17.30

A new interactive artwork that visualises information generated by our networked devices. Our digital devices regularly share information with government agencies and third party companies for both surveillance and commercial purposes.

Veillance invites you to browse the internet using a device provided in the exhibition. Your searches will be intercepted, your data captured and reconfigured to create an immersive audio-visual experience.


Your browsing will reveal words that are identified by UK and US global security services as ’triggers’ for potential suspicious activity. These words appear to leave the screen echoing the journey your information makes from you to outside agencies. A list of websites with which your device is communicating is created in real-time, illustrating the constant communication between you, your data and outside agencies.

To comply with data protection laws, the artwork intercepts only publicly accessible information from unencrypted websites.

Ronan Devlin

Project Team:
Vian Bakir
Ant Dickinson
Carwyn Edwards
Michael Flückiger
Gillian Jein
Andy McStay


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