The Invisible Other
Public space intervention
Mobile phones, internet access, software

Commissioned by Spatial Media Labs. Rotterdam, Netherlands
Software Development by Iván Abreu

Anthea Caddy
BJ Nilsen
Lucas van der Velden
Karl Klomp
Raviv Ganchrow
Signe Lidén

The Invisible Other is a work composed by mobile phones abandoned in public spaces with a digital engine encrypted in the operating system.

The system replicates espionage techniques designed to use the built-in microphone of mobile phones as eavesdroppers, allowing the production of audio recordings stored in a server. A simple gesture that reflects on a complex mechanism behind the infiltration of telecommunication infrastructures in our privacy and intimacy.

November 28th, 2019
Rotterdam, Netherlands