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

Treatment

Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP

Shadow box

Technique:
high-resolution display with integrated computerized tracking system
Dimensions:
104,5 x 80 x 12 centimeters
Edition:
6 Editions, 1 AP
Collectors:
private collectors

Installation

Technique:
projection, computerized tracking system
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 6 meters
Edition:
1 Edition

Lighter-darker print

Dimensions:
160 x 105 centimeters
Edition:
6 Editions, 1 AP

Male-female print

Dimensions:
160 x 105 centimeters
Edition:
6 Editions, 1 AP
Collectors:
private collector

Mexico-US print

Dimensions:
160 x 105 centimeters
Edition:
6 Editions, 1 AP
Collectors:
private collector

Open-Close print

Dimensions:
160 x 105 centimeters
Edition:
6 Editions, 1 AP

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Programming: Conroy Badger
  • Production Support: Stephan Schulz, Natalie Bouchard, Olfa Driss
  • Video capture: Alejandro Blazquez, Santiago Fabregas

Bibliography