Television an address: Rosler
Author: François Bucher
Martha Rosler (artist) - addresses the news, 2003 (live from New York)
François Bucher is an artist from Cali, Colombia; he lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited internationally in group and one man shows including: Location One, New York, 2002; Empire/State, artists engaging globalization, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program exhibition, 2002; Speaking Truths, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, 2002. “White Balance”, 2002; was included in the special program of the Oberhausen Film Festival; the 4th Indonesian Independent Film-Video Festival; Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Media Arts Festival in Friesland; The New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center, and will be shown at The Tate Gallery in London. From 1999 - 2000 Bucher attended The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. He was awarded the Alliance Française prize in Bogotá, Colombia a residency at La Cite des Arts, Paris. He was also a recipient of The New York City Media Arts Grant of The Jerome Foundation, in 2000. Bucher is a founding co-editor of Valdez Magazine.
About the project
A guest is invited to sit in front of a television holding a live microphone in one hand and a remote control to shift through the News Channels in the other. What appears on the TV monitor is streamed alongside the voice of the guest who is addressing the news that he/she is watching live. An archive will be created online (web address to be determined) and a compilation will be eventually edited from the most significant moments of each session.