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.