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October 30, 2002
PART TWO (a 24-hour networked event on world conflict)
The focus of this ongoing investigation is to seek, in an informal way, the discursive possibilities of a relatively new practice—the live digital video mix. Six artists will experiment with this new medium to explore alternative ways of thinking about heavily mediated world events.
For 24 hours, from 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 29 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 30 (EST), we will be monitoring the news from different media (television, radio, newspapers, internet, etc.) in order to produce our own version of the “Evening News”. Using excerpts from the day’s news, Part Two (a 24-hour networked event on world conflict) will center on the media spectacle of war. The recorded broadcast of this event will serve as the backbone for a live session where the video artists will mix previously compiled images and sounds from different sources. A live feed from a current television news channel will also be incorporated into the performance. The experiment seeks to resist the prevailing media discourse by breaking its present structures and creating alternative audiovisual configurations that challenge the mechanisms for “manufacture of consent”.
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The news will be presented live at Location One and netcast at http://location1.org at 8:00 PM on Wednesday.
Artists: Ayreen Anastas, François Bucher, Rene Gabri, Isabelle Jenniches, Tanya Leighton, and John Menick.