Reporters With Borders

Shadow Box 6

A high resolution interactive display that simultaneously shows 864 video clips of news anchors taken from TV broadcasts in the United States and Mexico. As the viewer stands in front of the piece his or her silhouette is shown on the display and within it reporters begin to talk. Every 5 minutes the piece switches the video clips - from a database of 1600 - and classifies them along gender, race and country, so that for instance on the left there are only American reporters and on the right only Mexicans.

The piece exists as a small "shadow box" version and as a large-scale projection room. A C-print lightjet edition also exists.

General info

Spanish name:
Reporteros con Fronteras
Year of creation:
2007

Shadow box

Technique:
high-resolution display with integrated computerized tracking system
Dimensions:
104,5 x 80 x 12 centimeters
Edition:
6 copies + 1 AP copy

Installation

Technique:
projection, computerized tracking system
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 6 meters
Edition:
1 copy + 0 AP copy

Lighter-darker print

Dimensions:
160 x 105 centimeters
Edition:
6 copies + 1 AP copy

Male-female print

Dimensions:
160 x 105 centimeters
Edition:
6 copies + 1 AP copy

Mexico-US print

Dimensions:
160 x 105 centimeters
Edition:
6 copies + 1 AP copy

Open-close print

Dimensions:
160 x 105 centimeters
Edition:
6 copies + 1 AP copy

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Conroy Badger - programming
  • Stephan Schulz, Natalie Bouchard, Olfa Driss - production support
  • Alejandro Blazquez, Santiago Fabregas - video capture

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