Barak Obama by Joel
Claudia Roth by Kerstin

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg by Ben

Angela Merkel by Marlen

Joschka Fischer by Ekachaj

Michail Gorbatschow by Helmut

Ursula von der Leyen by Marita

Michael Jackson by Flaut

Magaret Thacher by Ylva

Che Guevara by Marcel

interactive Videoinstallation
, 2009

Hybrid project consisting of a website, a construction set, workshops and exhibitions

Our world is a world of pictures, more and more it is a world of videos. The Internet mirrors and designs this world- in its unofficial centre YouTube. Television and cinema turn people into passive observers. YouTube offers more, and YouPrompt goes one step further by asking you to get involved with the contributions more intensively. A phenomenon standing out in anthropological research on YouTube is the counterfeiting of videos. YouPrompt takes up this trend and accords it a new face through an independent platform. By use of adept tools such as an archive of transcribed videos, an online software, and a teleprompter construction set YouPrompt supports the counterfeiting of YouTube-Videos. To meet this challenge the participator chooses a figure from the world of media or he selects a theme: a speech, an interview, a presentation.

The interactive installation “YouPrompt” consists of two speech-prompters, whereby on one real videos of popular speeches can be seen running continuously on the one speech-prompter, while on the other one can view the remakes by YouPrompt participants. If however, exhibition visitors enter the installation switches so as to allow for the possibility for the viewer to even make a speech in front of an imaginary audience; supported by speech text on the prompters. grapples with the content of the video and interprets it a new.

He thus reacts to an original video- an original that a subsequent viewer might already be familiar with. The interpreter takes the video in by taking on the role of "his" protagonist. YouPrompt concentrates mainly on speeches. The representation of authority and the acquirement of rhetoric through the means of the entertainment- and fun society serve as important impulses for a timely politicisation of "User Generated Content."  

Barak Obama
Claudia Roth

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Angela Merkel

Joschka Fischer

Michail Gorbatschow

Ursula von der Leyen
Michael Jackson London Press Appearance
Magaret Thacher

Che Guevara



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