Ultimate Media Event by Hannah Barton
Hannah Barton introduces Media Burn (1975) by Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco as part of What it is, is figuring out what it is, 22/07/15
Media Burn satirized the impact of television, critiquing the so-called TV Generation and its novel terminology (notably codified descriptors, such as ‘media event’). In doing so, Ant Farm asked questions around how televisual mediation affected cultural participation as performed as opposed to viewed, and considered what it meant to be cast as a subject rather than observer of cultural instances, historic or everyday. Are you aware of the camera, and how you appear before it? Haven’t you ever wanted to put your foot through your television screen?