The Fantasy A-List Generator

2008

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Active Ingredient trawled You Tube looking for celebrity interviews. From these interviews they took the questions asked, rather than the answers.

Fantasy A List Site(this project is no longer live)

These questions form the basis of The Fantasy A-list Generator, the context is altered by re-asking them randomly to members of the public. How does the meaning of these questions change when asked outside of their original setting and interpreted from another persons point of view? Can we provide better answers than the celebrities?

The Fantasy A-list Generator is about both intimate and public space. In a private video booth with the option of adopting a disguise, an automated system asks you questions that range from global significance to fawning banality. Do we disclose things to camera, that we wouldn’t in normal situations even when we know it has a public platform?

Broadcast Yourself was shown at the Hatton Gallery and Cornerhouse, Manchester in 2008.  The artwork was co-commissioned by the AV Festival 08 and the Cornerhouse.

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