Window of Normalization - A Musical and Photographic Exposition Created Solely with Sounds and Images Captured from Live Television
Window of Normalization is an exploration of the current televised mass media system in the United States. Between July 31 and August 8, 2013, I watched 34 hours of live television, the same amount of time the average American watches per week according to Nielsen statistics. During this time, I recorded the audio and captured over 6,500 still images. In an attempt to expose which values, beliefs, and codes of behavior are being normalized via television, I recomposed the sounds into a six-movement musical composition and placed images into twelve grids.
Window of Normalization is not for sale and is free of charge. It contains source material that, while copyrighted, falls under fair use as it is for nonprofit educational purposes. Feel free to share this project with others in a non-commercial fashion, but I request that my name and the proper titles for the pieces remain attached.
released January 27, 2014
Created by Mitchel Davidovitz.
Special thanks to David Dvorin, Tom Patton, and Georgia Fox.