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My Little Piece of Privacy

by Vivien Park

Artist Niklas Roy's quirky take on privacy is currently on display in a Berlin storefront window. In My Little Piece of Privacy, Roy programmed a motorized curtain that follows the view of passersby and keeps them from viewing the interior of the space. The piece poses questions about privacy and how the act of protection might actually draw more attention towards those who insist on being hidden.

Credits: Video of My Little Piece of Privacy by Niklas Roy.