the australian

the australian

The Australian 28 April 2014

2w ago
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The Australian, 23 – 29 April 2014 (2014) 6 channel digital projection This animated text work comprises of six large-scale digital projections that create a fully immersive space when projected two works per wall on three adjacent walls. Using text sources from the newspaper, each video represents an edition of The Australian, one day of the weekly news cycle. The process starts with cutting out every headline in the daily paper. Meanings are changes, subverted, manipulated as the work evolves over time. Each day’s paper results in a found text poem, that becomes a floating text animation. As straight video works the appearance and disappearance of headlines/textual juxtapositions marries well with the flippancy of information delivered to us in the media. The movement of the animation vitalises the reading of the work. Consequently as an installation there are more layers to the juxtapositions. Further manipulations of meaning occur as the viewer chooses how to read the work – one video at a time, one wall at a time or moving the eye forward and back across the entire space. The rhythmic flow of meaningful and meaningless text is simultaneously disturbing, funny and hypnotic. It is impossible to tell what is real (actual published) and what is pure fabrication.