Year In Review
27.2. – 10.3.2017
Mon-Fri 14.00-18:00 PM
Opening on Friday, 24.2.2017, 18:00 PM.
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Ääniteostaan varten George Cloke on tallentanut vuoden ajan BBC:n radioaseman uutisia, ja noukkinut teokseensa kaikki uutisselostajien lausumat joissa esiintyy sana ‘killed’, tapettu. Teos saa ensiesityksensä Akusmatassa.
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George Cloke on Year In Review
– Since December 2015, I have listened everyday to the news bulletin of a popular British radio station, chronicling and recording every time of the word ‘killed’ is uttered by one of its presenters. I have then sampled each word within a tiny extract of its original context, and placed them into a continuous loop. The result is a stark and affecting commentary on our gradual desensitization to the atrocities which we hear and read about everyday.
‘Year In Review’ encourages the listener to contemplate the word ‘killed’ itself (does it retain the power to shock and sadden without full context? Is it more traumatic when isolated and repeated?), the media (what does the word signify for the anchor saying it?), and for the audience (how do we as listeners react to the word, if at all?).
Throughout the year, we have been faced with unceasing levels of trauma, adversity and sorrow. ‘Year In Review’ looks to provide the listener with a challenging but ultimately cathartic aural experience, in which we can not only acknowledge our current state of ‘hypernormalization’, but actively seek to change it as a result.