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Breaking news. IconoPlasma
Artist: Catalin Burcea
www.catalinburcea.ro
November 8. 2012 - November 30. 2012

What is at stake in the installation "I am listening to what I am saying" is the process of rewriting in slow-motion the most intense moments of the news flux.
After being broadcast, the words and the images of the news programmes become empty, losing their sense, dematerializing themselves, turning into a useless waste. The images and sounds are manipulated making the characters appear as in a state of prostration, acting into a sort of a pasty, almost palpable sonic wall. Once protracted, the sound becomes simultaneous and extradiegetic, although still remaining part of the “narration”. News anchors turn (again) into human (non)automata gaining at the same time a spectral, hieratic appearance; all of them with a hypnotic, tormented, voodoo-like air. The original combativeness of a speaker is transfigured in a quasi-mystical, almost contemplative state of calm...
(Marius Tanasescu)
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