Eric Souther

Video, Code, New Media Art

Search Engine Vision The White House 2000-2018, Single Channel Video, 2018

43min 9sec, 3840 x 2160 4k

 

The White House is a icon for democracy in the United States, an icon that populates our cultural landscape from movies, comedy, video games, and our political now. The following video is a White House constructed from Online debris of eighteen years 2000-2018. In the early years pre-YouTube we build our knowledge base from C-Span and book reviews. With the establishment of YouTube 2005 to present we are presented with a growing number of opinions and viewpoints that eventual give rise to fake news. The ebb and flow of political amnesia and nostalgia work together to fill in our cultural understanding of this icon.

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