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Canadian Artists Abroad: Don Ritter

Don Ritter presents his excellent installation Vox Populi in a group show at the Kunsträume Burg Eisenhardt, in Belzig from July 5-September 27, 2009.

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Vox Populi, interactive video and sound installation, 2005. Image: aesthetic-machinery.com

The exhibition’s theme is Democracy, and Ritter’s piece is an interactive video installation in which a large projection of a crowd yells “speech, speech,” and encourages the viewer/participant to speak from a lectern. As the viewer/participant begins to speak (either their own words or various speeches provided, by John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr, George W. Bush and others) their text scrolls across a teleprompter and the crowd responds – either with hostility, support or ridicule.

Check out Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech:
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Vox Populi, interactive video and sound installation, 2005. Image: aesthetic-machinery.com

Vox Populi is also showing at ConcentArt, Berlin, Germany, from June 4- July 28, 2009
Vox Populi, interactive video and sound installation, 2005

For more info on Don Ritter, please visit his website HERE.

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