Active Denial System Error



The uncanny experience of being followed around by a sound (directed-sound loudspeaker) from an unseen source makes apparent the position of power involved in closed and isolated "protection" systems. Therefore the device is a weapon that has been admitted into a public space as a civil tactical media. With its mechanism of gathering information about a target and immediately responding to it, the device therefore aims to reflect on the evolution of surveillance systems and the consequences these carry for our autonomy and self-awareness.emancipated entity whose behaviour would depend on the learning process of the cells.


Author: Maja Smrekar 

Production: Kapelica Gallery

Type: Directed Sound + Movement Tracking Interactive Kineticon (civil tactical media)

Supported by: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, The Ljubljana City Council - Cultural Department

Premiered: Zavod K6/4, Ljubljana, Slovenia