Telephone Radio Show

with the contribution ofRick Fendrick
PREMIÈRE EXHIBITIONCrack, Artus Studio, Budapest, 2022
MEDIAinstallation, dial phone, audio, duration: 20 minutes
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_ Description

The piece reenacts a popular American radio show, The story behind the headlines (1930s-1940s) in order to analyze some of the controversial recent media news related to surveillance capitalism.

The work pays a tribute to the very first telephone newspaper service in the world, the Telefon Hírmondó (Telephone Herald) launched in Budapest in 1893 by the Hungarian Tivadar Puskás.

The critical narration referring among others to the American whistleblower Edward Snowden interprets and analyses in a popular language the various public statements of CEO-s of leading tech giants, such as Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook/Meta), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Sundar Pichai (Alphabet/Google), Tim Cook (Apple) or Elon Musk (Neurolink, OpenAi).