Margit Lukács and Persijn Broersen
Prime Time Paradise, 11:00, Color, Stereo, NL, 2004
Every day, news reports and other TV images pass by in an endless stream that numbs the viewer, who, as if hypnotized, does nothing more than watch and watch: constantly zapping to the next image or channel, in a steady flow; there is no more standing still. Attention is fragmentary; identification and reflection are impossible, there is always something happening, and old and new images crop up time and again in different places: behind a mountain a town is burning; a soldier is aiming his gun; a girl is screaming; a (destroyed) beach lies next to the building where a UN top meeting is taking place. Broersen and Lukács have compiled a spatial collage out of innumerable television images, like a scale model. It is not the images that move; they are standing stock-still in a media landscape, the global paradise that is accessible to everyone.