Brooke Singer's Read Me Files

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"Read Me Files” is part of Brooke's ongoing investigation into the built environment. She is specifically considering products we use for personal and domestic hygiene. We recognize logos and packaging far more readily than the chemical ingredients that the products are comprised of and that we, quite literally, consume. "Read Me Files" employs written and spoken language to underscore this disconnect by asking viewers to name everyday products by ingredients rather than branding. The commonplace becomes mysterious and foreign. The recorded video from this installation will become source material for a single channel video.

 

Project Created: 
October 2010
 
Projects: Read Me Files
People: Brooke Singer
Research: Sustainability
Project Type: Activism, Comedy, Data Visualization, Digital Cinema, Public Art, Video, Visual Art
Tags: fellow, X-Lab