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Infected Puppets

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2011 / video mosaicing code, three projections on frosted glass and one USB microphone

Collaborators

Parag K Mital (the video mosaicing code was based on his research) and students of Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. Exhibited as a part of “Surface,” a interim semester exhibition at Srishti.

Description

Text as a medium of control. People can speak into a microphone and their speech is re-synthesized from video samples of activists, politicians, corporate bigwigs and players. Having these media puppets repeat what we say rather than the other way around was in a way infecting them with us. Infecting them with the ordinary and the “unstaged.”