In this sound piece, an algorithm was created to recombine recordings of news broadcasts from CNN, MSNBC and the BBC. These reports drew attention to rumors of an underground slave trade emerging in Libya as reported by CNN in October 2017.
The story of the slave trade in Libya was reported through rumors and collections of stories told by migrants stranded in local detention camps. This work highlights the problem of news organizations presenting images of absolute truth when these are based on fragmented and subjective testimony.
Two iterations of the work, generated by this software, were shown at “The Poetic Condition” exhibition in Auckland, NZ in 2018.