Program: Image Karaoke

LPM Live Performers Meeting 2021 Apulia
Edition XXII August 26th - 29th 2021 | Apulia
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
August, 26th 2021, 3:00 pm | May, 30th 2021, 2:00 am
August 26 - 29, 2021
Fattizze+D'Arneo, Apulia Italy, Apulia, Italy
Image Karaoke MAIN IMAGE

Image Karaoke

AV Installation

Duration: 30 min.

Thursday, 26 August 2021 | 15:00 > 15:30 | Forest
Friday, 27 August 2021 | 15:00 > 15:30 | Forest
Saturday, 28 August 2021 | 15:00 > 15:30 | Forest
Sunday, 29 August 2021 | 15:00 > 15:30 | Forest

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The word karaoke is derived from two Japanese words 'kara' comes from the word 'karappo' meaning empty or void and 'oke' comes from the word 'okesutura' or orchestra.

As media is traditionally projected at its audience there is a limitation to our response. Media is fragmentary and centralist in order to capitalize on a frame by frame basis. My video works subvert found footage and use appropriation through editing processes to shed light on the patterns observed in television, media, and advertising. They are inspired by the Kuleshov effect, the theory that viewers derive meaning from two or more sequential shots. With each video having its own overarching theme and implications, karaoke sessions give participants a chance to vocalize lyrics of selected popular songs to my video works. The found footage is contrasted with a karaoke playlist for satirical purposes - mocking and questioning pop culture. Video distortion, which can only be activated by voice, fills the vacant space between the viewers and media and advocates dialogue between the two. This is also inspired by the McGurk effect, the phenomenon that occurs when a sound is paired with the visual of another sound, leading to the perception of a third sound. It is applied in the sense that pop songs while paired to my visuals allow participants to perceive lyrics differently than before. At times lyrics have altered meanings, allowing participants and viewers to have new conversations about music and media.