public artwork, 2014
streetlamp housing, infrared camera, infrared illuminator, projector, computer

Shadowing is a set of modified streetlamps that capture and replay the actions of those who walk underneath. The work is installed across a city for months at a time, allowing people to discover the work over time.

The project underscores the shared nature of our public spaces, providing a shared pool of memory for physical expression and play.

Created with Matthew Rosier, and commissioned for the 2014 Playable City Award, the work has since been installed in Bristol, London, York, Tokyo, Austin and Paris.

For more information on the touring schedule of Shadowing, and to discuss the possibilities of commissioning an install of the work, write to

London 2021 Install

Commissioned by Watershed’s Pervasive Media Lab as winner of the 2014 Playable City Award.
Created with Matthew Rosier