21 October - 25 October 2020
A digitally enhanced walking documentary
Keep your eyes peeled, things are not what they appear to be. The street needs you! Will you be a Good Neighbour?
Experience an entertaining and provocative personal journey through a neighbourhood in York. Good Neighbours utilises live performance, surveillance technology and chatbot messaging to take you on a weirdly familiar and speculative documentary walk, via your mobile device.
Good Neighbours offers a future vision on how communities create spaces of belonging and alienation through media technology. Based on research into intimate surveillance culture in York, it offers a fascinating localised counterpoint to the usual story of mass surveillance by highlighting the micro-politics of a local neighbourhood.
Created by affect lab (Klasien van de Zandschulp and Dr Natalie Dixon) in collaboration with Lydia Cottrell.
Good Neighbours is brought to you as a world premiere by York Mediale 2020.
To learn more about Good Neighbours read Klasien and Natalie’s blog “A Sense of Place”
Creative developer: Arjan Scherpenisse
Design & illustration: Kgabo Mametja & Koos Groenewald
In partnership with
York Mediale 2020
YM2020 is here. Starting on October 21st and continuing into the new year