The Spectacular Times

Installation, Research

Project information

Year: 2013
Medium: Installation, Research
In collaboration with: Ruben van de Ven
Exhibited at: Domestic Affairs at Passagen 2015 (Cologne, Germany);
Self Unself at Salone del Mobile 2013 (Milan, Italy).

This interactive news feed (developed in collaboration with media artist Ruben van de Ven) visually investigates the subjectivity of news reporting. By layering, integrating and contrasting different news elements it calls into question how news is presented in existing formats.

The feed makes use of user-defined variables to animate news headers, texts and images, which are directly sourced from over two hundred news websites world wide. By adjusting these variables the user perceives how social, cultural, (geo)political and ideologies influence the presentation of currently circulating news items.