|25.07.2021 / 18:00|
Anyone who has an email account at Yahoo! knows about the yahoo news.
A compilation of articles, “the most-emailed pages on the web”, from news services such as Associated Press, Reuters, Fox News, Al Jazeera, CNN and BBC News… Yahoo! News presents itself as a major media organization, since it expanded its focus by including their own original content in 2011. An Amazon-owned marketing data collection company (Alexa) claimed Yahoo! News one of the world’s top news sites, at this point.
In my opinion, the Yahoo! News is a good example of “news sensationalism”: short, easy, dramatic and tacky titles with trashy pictures, its main visual focus is made on undifferentiated contents ranging from creepy crimes, celebrities’ heartbreaks, scandalous business affairs or popular statistics normalizing people’s private practices.
For a few months I have been collecting titles of Yahoo! News, selecting the ones that are most decontextualized, such as “She beats the world-record by giving birth to ten babies”, “This artist living in Paris is Ben Laden’s son” or “Rumble in the prison where he was incarcerated”. This list of titles work for me as “objets trouvés“ materials that I explore in the studio through voice-and-movement improvisation-scores such as the “non-stopping” scores of Jeanine Durning.
As a somatic practitioner, and since I am active on the dance scene, I have been particularly interested in how sound and words shape our body-imaginaries. I developed several works based on psychological sound techniques such as ‘Musak’ a.k.a. elevator music, ‘super-charged-positive-
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