Re_interpretation of “Zuma News”


Re_interpretation of “Zuma News” by Simone Forti       Berlin 2020

During the Summer-Semester of 2020 and the shutdown of UdK buildings, due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the class engaged in digital meetings and  re-interpretated  Simone Forti’s “Zuma News” performance and video work from 2013.

After Forti has dipped the light newspaper pages into the ocean, they change their appearance, become heavy and the written words intermingle. Forti then uses her whole body to engage with her surrounding and the newspaper. Sand is reshaped and functions like a print of her movements, seaweed is added, wind and water become her dance partner and an inveterate foe at the same time. Despite the strong breeze, not a single page is lost. The current situation, amount of information and news during the pandemic was one of the starting points.
What is our relation to News?‘  ‘What is private and public?
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