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Francis Gomila

Francis Gomila

“Television, with its illusion of immediacy, distances – immures us in our own indifference” Susan Sontag.

Arising from a series of recent digital works deconstructing the medium of television, SNOOZE stitches together the consecutive seconds in which a news presenter blinks his eyes shut during a live BBC News 24 broadcast.

By supplanting the original sound with a gentle twinkling melody, Gomila creates a sense of lull and monotony effecting a slumberous TV presenter despite headlines of breaking news. These subtle manipulations transfer to the viewer and as we begin to nod, questions are poised about media power of information control and dissemination.

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Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, NE1 7RU
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