CNN Concatenated (2002) by Omer Fast 9 February - 17 March 2019


CNN Concatenated
Omer Fast
Germany, 2002
Video, colour and sound, 18:17 min

In his work CNN Concatenated Omer Fast tackles the issue of news footage manipulation, and the way the media often allow for misinformation, deception, and falsehood. Fast used hundreds of hours of CNN broadcasts from 2001 and 2002, which he catalogued to create a database of ten thousand individual words. The video uses these excerpts of edited footage from news anchors, guest commentators, reporters and weather forecasters to show each presenter only speaking a single word. Collectively their words form seven monologues of varying lengths suggesting emotional personal conversations rather than conventional news broadcasts.

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