Performing Information

We are informed about the Palestine-Israeli conflict through sensational headlines and dramatic camera footage. Images have long become a weapon in such war zones. Since the advent of digital media, their agency seems to have grown. We can not be touched by the actual stones or bullets. As news consumers we are forced into the role of spectators. We witness performances, staged by civilians, soldiers and by the media that package the conflict as an information product. The performativity of information can be seen in its actively framed nature, its emotional simulation and the fact that news reporting has become a product. In order to achieve economic or political gain, information takes on the guise of a performance.

Final Master Thesis
Design Academy Eindhoven
Master Information Design
Supervisors: Joost Grootens (head), Gert Staal, Simon Davies, Maurits de Bruijn, Jannetje in 't Veld, Toon Koehorst, Vincent Thornhill, Irene Stracuzzi, Noortje Van Eekelen