Transparency of Digital Manipulation or Not: Discussion of “Where Were the Mothers?” video installation

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  • Media Spaces/Personal

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  • Transparency of Digital Manipulation or Not: Discussion of “Where Were the Mothers?” video installation

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  • This paper will address the significance of the ability of digital media to alter and transform primary experiences in ways that may improve, misrepresent or interfere with the viewer’s reception and understanding of the original material. A secondary question is that of ownership and authorship when the translation involves a creative process. These ideas will be considered through a discussion of my video installation Where were the Mothers? (2009) in which people who have taken alternative life paths worked with a professional musician to write one song about the participant’s mother. This video installation allows viewers to explore both transparent and more invisible shifts from the original material.

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