What makes a story worth telling?
How do stories reach us?
Do we care?
Newsworthy is an interdisciplinary piece that deconstructs television news media conventions. It imagines the news as a physical machine positioned between individuals and the stories that define our society. No matter what is actually happening in the world, the news upholds a comforting status quo, balancing more urgent matters with light-hearted ones. This piece comments on the media’s ability to direct our attention according to its own agenda, and explores the overstimulation that results.
Premiere - Merge 4, Spectral Theatre (Vancouver-2011)
Created during a residency at Mascall Dance's Bloom (2011)
Performers - Jen Aoki, Jenn Edwards, Philippa Myler.
Original Music - Jakob Liljenwall