News for Eternity Pt. 2

Installation, Interactive

Project information

Year: 2013
Medium: Installation, Interactive
Exhibited at: Self Unself at Salone del Mobile 2013 (Milan, Italy).

Current-day news reports often accumulate massive amounts of attention, while this attention is often short-lived. News for eternity discusses the value of news and the attention with which we take it in. It does so in relation to the value of art and the way in which we look at, and admire art pieces. By placing news in a museological context it forces spectators to move beyond passive sensation, onto critical perception. This virtual museum forces its visitors to look at recent news events in a different way, as it turns news into art. It lets audiences explore a chronological exhibition from the year 2000 onwards. For every year 20 ‘paintings’ are on display, which calls into question what news is essential, and what news is not.