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Research, planning tool and masterplan for Manifesta 8, Murcia and Cartagena, 2010

Mounira Al Solh

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Reversed Televisions

“The usual cliché is to say that it’s all the fault of television”      Agnus Wilson

T.V. is a Public space. It is though not a public space that we can physically walk into, but rather one that we are publicly brought in: T.V. walks in ourselves, sometimes not only it walks, but also it roams or bumps into us. It takes us through cities, worlds, good news, and daily news: bad news; are they wrong, are they true? We apparently don’t care much as long as we are being entertained. Having a given place in our living rooms, in our bedrooms or kitchens, or recently on our walls (flat screen), the T.V. is fantastically a very private object, a fetish.

Focusing on the employees of Channel 7, Reverse TV –  Episode 1, is a proposition to invert the camera, documenting people who are behind the scenes in TV production.   Mounira Al Solh’s concept is concerned with reversing what people are supposed to see on TV, shifting her role as an artist back to the producers and at the same time overturning her prejudices about television.

Reverse TV –  Episode 2 will feature the artist interviewing students from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Murcia. The content of these questions will crossover many terrains, from personal likes and dislikes, to opinions on education, personal histories, and feelings towards Manifesta 8. This straightforward format will be disrupted by fictions which will be presented confusingly next to reality.

Written by cpsman8

March 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm

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