Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sound Advice

Although the group zero dB has been around since 2008 to protest the use of rock music as auditory torture in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, a more recent video is making the rounds on YouTube to draw fresh attention to the issue of sonic abuse. While zero dB uses the mute testimony of musicians on its website as its main form of digital rhetoric, this Massive Attack video created by photographers Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin of "Chopped Liver" shows a graphic demonstration in a scientific setting that presents a number of familiar conventions to YouTube viewers, who may be accustomed to seeing experiments with particles and fluids in the context of entertainment.

Thanks to Susan Morse for the link!

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