S A B O T A G E

Jas Singh

S A B O T A G E, 2020.
Video + audio collage sourced
from international news broadcasts.

Video credit & courtesy of the artist.


“Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.”

Marshall McLuhan
Sabotage (10 March 2020) 0:22
Sabotage (15 March 2020) 0:21
Sabotage (23 March 2020) 0:07

S A B O T A G E is a live interactive audio-visual collage that will blend fragments of sound and footage taken from International 24 hour news channels.

This is to emphasise how news channels have moved towards sensationalism, entertainment and opinion, and away from traditional values of verification, relevance, depth and quality of interpretation. 

The fear of these values has been replaced by a ‘journalism of assertion’ which de-emphasises whether a claim is valid and encourages putting a claim into the arena of public discussion as quickly as possible.

Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.

A live stream performance on youtube and zoom is part of digital arts month with Interact Digital Arts and LCB depot.

Jas Singh graduated from Central St Martins in 2012 with a BA Fine Art specialising in 4D. His work addresses sociopolitical current affairs. His primary medium is dissonant audio interplaying with architecture, installations, sculpture, video as well as interactive art – collaborating with the audience. Singh’s work mainly dictates these combinations.

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