Hito Steyerl | TateShots

Filmmaker Hito Steyerl considers all the ways not to be seen in her video artwork inspired by Monty Python.

Directed & edited by Jen Fearnley
Camera by Simonluca Fraioli
Music by Jamie Perera
Produced by Maria Kennedy
Executive producer Susan Doyon

English PEN Modern Literature Festival – Sam Winston & Jamie Perera on Zunar

I’m really pleased to reveal a small project that Sam Winston and I worked on with English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2016 and The Enemies Project. We created and ‘performed’ a new work to highlight Zunar, a cartoonist who has been drawing editorial cartoons for the past 20 years in Malaysia. He has been charged with nine counts of sedition and faces 43 years in prison under the controversial Sedition Act, but says he will ‘draw until the last drop of ink’. We hope that this small act draws attention to him and all writers at risk around the world.

Sounds and narrative:

– Zunar
– Universal Declaration of Human Rights
– Universal Declaration of Human Rights (subverted)
– Sounds of Malaysian protest
– Sounds of Malaysian government suppression
– Zunar

Uk Income rises since 1961

(Work in progress) Sonified data showing how little the poorest 10 percent of the have gained in income compared to the top 10 percent over the last 40 years.
Low strings = poorest 10%
Piano = richest 10 %
Harp = middle 50%
Little drum = year
Big drum = 1 decade

Sonifying Global Deaths from Terror

As part of our ongoing data sonification project “Climate Symphony”, we decided to go freelance and see if we could find out what the global deaths from terrorism during the 14 years of the war on terror sounds like.

So you have here this chart as featured in The Economist [twitter.com/TheEconomist/status/667120864224235521]

You might notice a bass note that rises and falls at the beginning, then stays the same all the way through. That’s the West, that is. They had a ‘blip’ or terrorism in 2001 (World Trade Centre?) and then it’s never got above 1,000 since.

Then, there’s percussion all the way through, representing the years going by from 2000. When everything stops there’s a few more as it fades…because the rest of the story still needs writing.

[Climate Symphony is a data sonification project from Disobedient Films in collaboration with Jamie Perera. More info on that soon. Til then: www.scidev.net/global/data/multi…y-data-sound.html]

Stacey Dooley: Sex in Strange Places – Series

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Original music

Broadcaster: BBC3

Executive producers: George Carey and Brian Woods

Directors: Joyce Trozzo, David Fuller, Lottie Gammon

Stacey Dooley travels to Turkey, Russia and Brazil to uncover surprising and shocking stories about these countries’ attitudes towards sex and prostitution. Turkey is one of the only countries in the world that has legal brothels, but now conservativism is on the rise, sex workers fear for their lives. In Russia, prostitution is seen by some as a glamorous and lucrative profession, but Stacey uncovers a world of corruption and exploitation. Brazil has a reputation as a sexually liberal nation, but why are many transgender people discriminated against? Stacey puts tough questions to brothel owners and government officials, and talks to prostitutes and people affected by sex crimes to uncover a different and dark side of these three countries.

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