Info, 2011

Miami Beach 2014
Kalfayan Galleries
Digital video
Bill Balaskas Info, 2011 Digital video Edition of 5 + 2 a.p. Duration: 4 min 30 sec Courtesy Kalfayan Galleries, Athens - Thessaloniki. FILM, ABMB 2014. Bill Balaskas' "Info" attempts to expose the artificial dramatization of reality through the images and sounds of mass media and the transformation of everyday life into a series of consumable pseudo-events. In the video, the opening music themes of 25 television news bulletins from around the world are brought together, in order to create a single music “chain.” This hybrid music theme constantly introduces the spectacular arrival of the news, but it never results in the publication of any information. Instead, throughout the whole video, the screen remains black, or simply, empty.