Gift Box — BGB049
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Each luxury gift box contains seven of Stereohype's popular button badges. Selected designs are taken from Stereohype's growing button badge collection. So-called Artist Gift Boxes feature button badges designed by only one of Stereohype's super-talented 500+ international contributors – artists, illustrators, designers, architects, photographers, collectives and studios. Inside the elegant matt black cardboard gift box (215 x 45 x 25mm) is a black flock pad and badges are directly pinned into it. All Stereohype button badges available at stereohype.com are classic high quality one inch (25mm) metal back badges with so-called D-pin (although it looks more like an 'e'). Tiny stickers at the back of each button badge mention the artist, release date, series number, etc. Badges are manufactured with love and care in the UK.
Details from stills selected from CCTV film ‘Secured by Design’ by D-Fuse's Mike Faulkner. Official film synopsis:
Secured by Design – Security control is a ubiquitous feature of London’s urban landscape. The city has one of the highest densities of government surveillance cameras in the world. Besides this, there are scores of private cameras, in shops, parking lots, public-private spaces, etc. Despite their dubious record in helping to prevent or solve crime, surveillance cameras spy on an average Londoner around 300 times per day according to the NGO Big Brother Watch.
Apart from the cameras, public address systems on public transport and in other places where large numbers of people pass, are used to broadcast regular messages about how and how not to behave.
Secured by Design creates a simple yet poignant image of this climate of all-pervasive ambient fear. The video is made up of hundreds of photos of surveillance cameras taken in various locations across London, with a soundtrack made from recordings of various public security announcements. The cameras, slowly spinning in search for potential subjects to spy on, hover at the centre of the screen like an ominous presence, while the background changes continuously. Wherever you are in London, someone is watching you.
Watch it here: dfuse.com/...
Single badge SKUs: B1258B17, B1259B17, B1260B17, B1261B17, B1262B17, B1263B17 and B1264B17.
The seven artworks are also available as Button Badge Motif Print.
D-Fuse are a London-based artist collective who work across a range of media. Founded in the mid-1990s by Michael (Mike) Faulkner, D-Fuse’s output encompasses installations, film, experimental documentary, photography, live cinema performances and architectural projects. Beginning in graphic and web design and VJing, D-Fuse’s work has evolved to address social and environmental themes and explore collaborative processes. Besides work with groundbreaking musicians from a wide range of genres including Steve Reich, Beck, Hauschka, Scanner and Swayzak, much of D-Fuse’s output since 2004 includes sound and music by audio director Matthias Kispert. The D-Fuse-edited book VJ: Audiovisual Art and VJ Culture was published by Laurence King in 2007.
External links: dfuse.com / dfuse.com/... (Secured by Design video)