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The video installation shows a grid of twenty-four different faces. Each face is shaded blue or pink in alternating rhythms due to the lights available in the filming location. The composition creates a vision of twenty-four blue and pink blinking faces. The faces change in an irregular pattern. Over seventy people of different ethnic, gender, and age backgrounds are represented in the film.

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(Media)ted

Created by Lou Hazelwood and Barbara Grabher

Contributed by Barbara Grabher, 2018

Keywords: Social media, Hull2017, City of Culture

This work explores the process of mediation through a practice of recording and recycling, including the scripted (re)reading of collected and collated social media posts published by Hull2017 Ltd – the organization executing Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Residents were filmed as reflections of themselves, deliberately using gendered tonal lights, and grouped en masse as filmic backdrop.

(Media)ted is a collaboration between Hull-based artist Lou Hazelwood and researcher Barbara Grabher. The project artistically engages and expands with the academic interests explored in the project ‘Gendering Cities of Culture.’ The installation re-interprets the experiential exploration of the production of cultures of equality in the celebrations of Hull as UK City of Culture in 2017.

Full video can be found here.