A fresh spin on civic engagement with a remix of the Presidential Debates.
ReConstitution was a live audiovisual remix of the 2008 Presidential debates. There were three performances in three cities, Boston, New York, and Washington DC, each coinciding with the live broadcast of the debates.
We designed software that allowed us to sample and analyze the video, audio, and closed captioned text of the television signal. Through a series of visual and sonic transformations we reconstituted the material, revealed linguistic patterns, exposed content and structures, and fundamentally altered the way in which the debates were watched.
The transformed broadcast was projected onto a movie screen for a seated audience. This work was an Ars Electronica Prix Honorable Mention and a Transmediale Festival finalist.
Design & User Experience