iSpy is a highly participatory conceptual game show that brings together live streaming video, consenting audiences, and unsuspecting participants for a rollicking good time through the misuse of surveillance. Instead of lamenting that we’re sleepwalking into a surveillance state, iSpy repurposes these technologies for an interactive theatrical experience.
Each show, two featured players carry networked cameras in public space, beaming video back to the game show studio where they coordinate with the rest of the audience (split into teams) to score more points. Challenges involve live aerial surveillance, piñatas, World of Warcraft, butt cracks, toilets, canal-fishing, and many more surprises. The team with the highest score wins the removal of embarrassing photos recently posted online.
Eva Rose Cohen
Mike Lacher & Mikala Bierma