Martha Rosler - If it's too bad to be true, it could be DISINFORMATION (1985)
Sunday, June 15, 2008
1985, 16:26 min, color, sound
In a collusion of text and image, Rosler re-presents the NBC Nightly News and other broadcast reports to analyze their deceptive syntax and capture the confusion inserted intentionally into the news script. The artist questions the fallibility of electronic transmission by emphasizing the distortion and malapropism that occurs as result of technical interference. Stressing the fact that there's never a straight story, Rosler asserts her presence in character-generated text that isolates excerpts from her sources, rolling over the manipulated images. In Rosler's barrage of media information, the formal structure is inseparable from her political analysis.
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