Re-Hacking Your World: I Saw Disaster

Thu 29.01.2009 - 19:00
Thu 29.01.2009 - 21:00
Format:
Talk

Youtube-Videos are society's mirror and vox populi within the climate change discourse. On Youtube you find numerous amateur videos showing catastrophes like Katrina or earthquakes in Sichuan and their impact. Tourists are booking trips to the arctic glaciers filming the elapsing ice and creating documents like 'Hubbard Glacier Alaska Sightseeing' and 'Glacier falls on tourists'. Natur becomes Hollywood becomes spectacle. I Saw Disaster examines the sites of fracture between amateur clips, footage and documentary by analyzing, commenting and discussing content and aesthetic of these clips.