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Janice Kerbel: 15 Lombard St.

Janice Kerbel: 15 Lombard St.
Library Shelf Location ABC-KERB
Publication Date 2000
Description

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15 Lombard St. is a rigorously researched masterplan of how to rob a particular bank in the City of London. By observing the daily routine in and around the bank, Kerbel reveals the most detailed security measures such as: the exact route and time of money transportation; the location of CCTV cameras in and around the bank along with precise floor plans that mark the building's blind spots. 15 Lombard St. is a rigorously researched masterplan of how to rob a particular bank in the City of London. By observing the daily routine in and around the bank, Kerbel reveals the most detailed security measures such as: the exact route and time of money transportation; the location of CCTV cameras in and around the bank along with precise floor plans that mark the building's blind spots. Kerbel's meticulous plans include every possible detail required to commit the perfect crime. The ubiquitous fantasy of a bank robbery functions as a backdrop for Kerbel's 'play of subversion'. By surveying surveillance Kerbel shows how different systems are interrelated, forming a web of control. Kerbel's aim is not simply to subvert but to emphasise the fact that the idea of absolute control and the fantasy of robbing a bank are interconnected and mutually sustaining.

ISBN 1870699459
Quantity 1
Pages 101
Editor Stefan Kalmar
Author Janice Kerbel
Format Paperback
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Janice Kerbel
Categories BALTIC Archive Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Photography
Keywords Surveillance, Money, Urban Landscape, Crime
Related City/Region London
Related Countries/Global Region Britain/UK, England
Language English

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