The first phase of Dustin Zemel’s SHOW SHOW, SHOW tell, SHOW SHOW.
The final phase of SHOW SHOW, SHOW tell, SHOW SHOW.
A glimps of Dustin Zemel altering his video installation at Place.
Artist Statement News programs on television paradoxically incorporate an artificial visual landscape so the facts they purport can be watched more easily. It is no coincidence that the best rated news shows also have the highest amount of visual flare. News magazine shows like Current Affair may not be taken as seriously as other news shows, however they incorporate the same packaging mechanisms to deliver their content. My piece is a televisual awakening utilizing formal and technical inundators that lull us in to passive spectatorship.
During my one month residency at PLACE gallery, I will explore the visual processes and formal components that news programs use to help deliver factual information and filter these illustrations through the 7-channel deconstruction apparatus I have assembled.
A secondary, more literal deconstruction will also take place throughout the month to illustrate the amount of hardware normally hidden from view that goes into assembling a video installation of this size. Wires, computers, soundcards will emerge through the course of the month giving viewers visual acces to production value in the more immediate sense.