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Uncensored News of World Affairs (simulated documentation) from Emily Greenberg on Vimeo.

Uncensored News of World Affairs 2018
video, sound, custom Processing software, infinite run time

In the 28th episode of the March of Time documentary series ("Berlin: Rift in the Iron Curtain," 1953), two East Berlin men are shown reading an electric newscaster with "uncensored news of world affairs" from across the sector border. Using this footage as a repeating loop, I made my own interventions in the newscaster and programmed the different iterations to shuffle randomly. No matter how many times you watch the video, the interventions will never repeat in precisely the same order. Over and over again, the East Berlin men in the film and the audience in the gallery search for fixed meaning in a constantly shifting narrative, landscape, and simulated reality.

 

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