Watching the Press/Reading Television
Curator: Antoni Muntadas | Session: Muntadas’s Survey
Writes Muntadas of this work, “It’s about fragmentation. How media — in this case, magazines (People, Money, U.S. News & World Report) and television — reduces information.” Continuing his investigation into the process of reading/viewing information, he contrasts blurred television images with close-ups of printed words from magazine pages being turned. Reframed, the images demonstrate the media’s ability to manipulate, limit and restrict information. The title contrasts the reception of a written text with that of a television text.
Technical assistance: John Barnett
Music: Marianne Faithfull