HSS8121 – Research Proposal – Inspired Artworks

At this early stage thoughts of the end product are vague but I am hoping to produce a mash up of different media including video performance, manipulated photography and sound and web. So far I have been inspired by these artworks –

Paolo Cirio – Street Ghosts

Work which re-contextualizes readymade information material and re-enacts a social conflict as photographs of figures caught on Google Street View cameras are blown up to life size and pasted on walls in the exact location the image was taken. Signifying the lack of control over public data, presence on the Internet and the trail of information that remains that can find itself seeping into the physical.

Gazelle Twin – Kingdom Come

Looks at the tribalism of consumer culture and the violence that it provokes by using a mixture of appropriated surveillance camera footage of Black Friday sales mixed with images of the London Riots lootings in an audio/visual live performance.

Limmy – Who’s That Girl

Satirical vlog as a reflection of the ‘ask the internet’ blog/diary culture of assuming the Internet as friend and confidant.

Omer Fast – CNN Concatentated 

Making use of video archive footage of CNN news broadcasts which have been dissected and reassembled to construct a seemingly personal and emotive narrative delivered one word at a time from several news reporters. The work can be seen as comment on the way in which news programmes manipulate news reports and footage to generate contrived emotional reactions from viewers.

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