Jaywalking, 2015-2024

Interactive installation where you can report jaywalkers.

The installation automatically catches jaywalkers using live surveillance webcams and gives visitors the choice to report them to the police.

‘Jaywalking’ gives us an opportunity to watch traffic webcams and decide on the fate of pedestrians recklessly crossing the road. Monitors display LIVE unprotected surveillance footage of intersections in different countries. Depoorter then presents us with a dilemma: will we report the unsuspecting jaywalker? A single press of the button can send a screenshot of the violation to the nearest police station with an email.

Photos by Marion_Bornaz & Youcantbuybuy taken at Mirage Festival 2019

commissioned by

  • MU