What's On: Hello World

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

People telling YouTube their troubles are a mystifying lot. Orwell would surely have a lot to say about the collective eagerness to propound our own privacy to billions – and what a cacophony of voices when they all speak at once! Christopher Baker’s Hello World Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise takes hundreds of these tiny screens placing them cheek by jowl in a huge projection, the sound of their candid confessionals merging so you can’t tell who’s who, meditating instead on “the contemporary plight of democratic, participative media and the fundamental human desire to be heard.” Showing at the Saatchi Gallery until February 28.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.