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Interview :: Media : Technology
small WORLD interview with Jenny Marketou, multimedia artist
18 Jan 2006
Interview with Jenny Marketou, multimedia artist
Interview with Jenny Marketou. We discuss the Flying Spy Potatoes project; performing Flying Spy Potatoes in high surveillance areas in New York City; being arrested in Grand Central Station; how she turned Flying Spy Potatoes into a game; how she has been effected by surveillance and control of public space; growing up in Athens, Greece; why she moved to New York; gettting arrested in Central Park for pitching a tent; the contradictory nature of the U.S.; surveillance in the U.K.; media manipulating public opinion; the 2005 Olympics in Greece; rejecting surveillance after the Olympics; the popularity of reality television shows; why she deliberately kept Flying Spy Potatoes low tech; curator Michael Rush; Nena’s "99 Luft Balloons"; her upcoming projects; hacking during the SmellBytes project; how people responded to her setting up a tent in public space in different countries; why she was mistaken for a prostitute; mariachi’s making a song about her tent in Mexico; prostitution park in Rotterdam; what is culture hacking?; The Hacker Manifesto.

Featured song is "Anthem of My Heart" by Pax Americana.

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