Before I noticed the speakers, camera and spotlight I thought perhaps it could be that multi person bicycle thingy with the high pitched screeching/screaming/ cheering going along Southwark Street more than usual. Then on seeing the equipment I thought it was to scare off the pigeons lol - well, that's what I've suggested to my neighbours when it's been discussed. I live quite close and it does get on my nerves a bit. Anyway mystery solved now! Thanks James.
The objective of any art is to shake one out of the complacency of the 'real'. Everything exists as fabrication and therefore is open to question and interrogation. Art should highlight these illusions of self predicated on a world of so called normative behaviours.
On this basis, Adam Frank's piece 'Performer' might be read as a re-evaluation of the pedestrian as an actor in their own world view, subject to a moment's glory in the daily anonymity of the commute to work. Or else it's just an annoying noise and a spotlight!
Up next, as part of the TfL funded 'Colourful Crossings' initiative, a text piece by yours truly, The River of Tomorrow. I apologise for the shameless plug, but the publicity is a bit poor on detail.