The Whole World

Curated by Ian White for www.tank.tv.

Art Exhibition previously on in Greater London, United Kingdom. Published by anonymous on Thursday 03 January 2008. Tuesday 01 January 2008 to Saturday 01 March 2008.

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The Whole World is a list of lists: a programme of artists’ film and video and an interactive online exhibition.

The Whole World is a list of lists: a programme of artists’ film and video and an interactive online exhibition.

Both a formal device and a political strategy, film and video that deploys a list as part of its structure often does so with political intent: to subvert hierarchies, to undermine rationalism or to reveal contradiction. In contemporary culture the pop chart’s Top 10 has been replaced by an ever-expanding craze for “Top 100s” of everything from Hollywood genres to celebrity gaffes. The Whole World attempts to wrestle back the initiative…

A selection of artists’ film and video that feature lists or different kinds of taxonomies – visual, audio or textual – are presented as an online exhibition of extracts. Works by Dalia Neis, Uriel Orlow, Jean-Gabirel Périot, Michael Robinson and Valerie Tevere take as their subject such wildly diverse lists as depictions of saints, everything on Ebay, magazine advertising, our mediated world, protest, violence and war, the pages of National Geographic magazine and the words spoken by people on the streets of New York. Text scrolls across the screen, images flash past, immersive landscapes ultimately disintegrate. Many things are logged and something is undone.

At the same time, viewers are invited to contribute to the programme by uploading their own video list, be that an extract from an existing wo

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