Installation, Title: Domestic Wars
Installation consisting of projections taken from six different videos of my own domestic space, Kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and living room. The Videos are edited together, looped and then projected in a dark gallery space. There is a television set in front of the projections that is playing news appropriated images. ( BBC, RT, CNN) the appropriated images are of tragedy and depict riots, protest, police brutality and war, all sourced from Google and looped on a DVD. There is a red chair in which the viewer can sit and submerse themselves in both videos.
“Domestic Wars” grows from a deep seated fascination with new media art and its use of appropriation. The work produced questions the ideas of appropriation and our except preconceptions of news footage, against our own real life view. Domestic Wars has exaggerated and subverted accepted notions about both culture and the technology of television, while immersing viewers in a real/non real domestic space. Exposing something deeply irrational at its centre. I look to create and evoke de-synchronised views and disembodiment within the viewers conscious. The viewer can relate to both images but at the same time they are ambiguously differentiated in context and studium. The television set and red chair have both been transcended into sculptural artefacts in which we associated the viewing of news with. Done through the use of a gallery.
New media art has taken a casual attitude to the means of appropriation. This is due to amount of work that has no ownership or copyright. This in turn has created a complacent relationship to power and capitol. Noting significant milestones has become a chore in which our work must grow from. This is key to my own video art and is a theme that will carry through my entire practise.
Links to work online:
http://vimeo.com/user9397812 or search Joseph hale. 1 video. untitled
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Using my own house creates a very overtly objective subversity to the rest of the world. its my opinion. this is the way i live as does the rest of the world. the reason for choosing empty rooms was to create ambiguity and a shared link in the viewers conscious , so they can connect on a visual level to what they are seeing. "home" we all have a home do we not.
Google appropriated images. all from new's footage used either on tv or on the internet
Link to copyrighting law's
"With the increasing use of technology, artists can find themselves both becoming victims and perpetrators of copyright infringements and breaches of the Data Protection Act (regulating the electronic storage of personal data)"
£42 for 1 copyright registration.
creative commons. licensing
Video will be posted tomorrow. had great problem orientating the projector and the T.V. screen, so that everything worked next to each other. No shadows covering screen unless you walk past the T.V. Seat for viewer which i later realized people didn't initialy sit in. This gave the TV and chair its own sculptural value and feel. eventually someone sat in the chair which made me very happy. The subverted synchronicity works well. The feel of being in a room that isn't really there watching a T.V. program that doesn't really exist. I felt like putting a small statue of Buddha underneath the tv so that there was a reference to nam june paik due to me breaking part of the T.V. when taking it to the gallery. i am interested if anyone would make the comparison when viewing due to the stand being split in half. (paiks broken T.V. on the way to the gallery it got damaged and the video only played on a small band half way through the middle of the screen
Problem solving is key to this work as you never expect to be able to visualise you're finished piece until you actually start putting the thing up.