SACRIFILM - AN INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION AT SCOTIABANK'S NUIT BLANCHE - October 1 - 2, 2011

Semco Salehi

Opening Reception: October 1, 7PM - 3AM

 


Performed by: Azad Imanirad

Today’s news cycle is immediate, providing live often unprocessed, up-to-the minute footage and commentary of the world’s events via a plethora of news and information sharing outlets.

With a simple click of the mouse, a tap on the smart-phone, or the switch of the remote you can access images and eyewitness reports from anywhere in the world.

Our breaking news is tweeted, blogged, YouTubed, streamed and shared minutely with very little editing or processing. The world of social media and portable recording and transmission devices has made it possible for ordinary people to become producers of news and citizen journalists.

While the availability and transmission of news from one part of the globe to the next makes it possible to hear and see reports and experience events as they unfold, it has yet to succeed in engaging viewers to interact and engage proactively with the world’s happenings as active agents of change rather than passive consumers.

Sacrifilmed is a commentary about the alienation experienced in a world where the news cycle is devoid of the human connection.

A live stream of the installation will also be available at www.sempictures.wordpress.com

You can participate in the show by attending the installation in person or by joining in the conversation via Twitter by following @semsoldier or using #sacrifilm.