|News Film (Vol. CXLVI . . . . No. 50559 Monday, September 23, 1996; Section A) &|
News Building (Vol. CXLVI . . . . No. 50559 Monday, September 23, 1996; Section B)
2001, detail of installation including newspaper, 35mm film, reel and rewind, architectural model, AutoCAD drawings, blueprints, graphite on vellum, architectural display device; dimensions variable
I started this project because of my frustration over an inability to keep pace with the enormous flow of information in our culture. I decided that there would be enough material in one day's newspaper to make art for years. I chose the New York Times to exemplify information overload and media saturation. Through digital technology, it is available in every large city in the United States. By cutting the articles into pieces and assembling them as one long line, it becomes easier to see the tremendous quantities of information created every day. The Times is also the standard by which U.S. journalism is measured. By transforming the newspaper into film or architecture, I'm asking viewers to imagine this subject differently and to consider the implications and suggestions of these changes in form. I'm using physical aspects of the newspaper itself to determine these changes.
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