Martin White, Sonores and the Internet.
About the video:
“The ‘Elsagate’ phenomenon emerged on YouTube in 2017. Click bait for small children, the videos received millions of views and generated significant advertising income. The videos were generated from popular search terms and as such, though they were based on algorithms, they were a product of our collective consciousness. YouTube has since removed many of the videos. As the phenomenon was underway, I copied as many of the videos as I could to create this music video.” – Martin White
About Martin White:
Australian born, Oslo based visual artist Martin White works at the intersection of documentary and speculation. Whilst he intends to unsettle systems beyond those of the art world, his conceptual motivations pivot on issues relating to social politics and cultural history. He completed his MFA at the Norwegian National Academy of Art in Oslo in 2017. He has previously directed theatre, film and television. White’s work has been shown at film and performance festivals internationally. Solo shows include ‘Dust Biter’ at Melk, Oslo in 2018. He has upcoming solo shows at Podium and Oslo Kunstforening, both in 2019.