Izabela Anna Moren
Truth or Dare: Politics in Public
This work investigates and reviews reporting undertaken by individuals and outlets outside established media formats. In particular the paper examines the German media landscape relative to Tilo Jung’s YouTube channel Jung & Naiv. In the preface, the paper establishes the context within which these media formats operate. An initial distinction is drawn between these “alternative” media formats and the “mainstream” media. The preface levies a critique for lack of substantial engagement against the latter, but it also concedes that mainstream media, although fallible, may be necessary without a worthy substitute. The following three chapter titles naivety, complexity and authenticity represent elements vital to news coverage often lacking in mainstream media. These elements are, however, found in the here observed alternative programs Jung & Naiv and the satire series Die Anstalt. Both original series have been extensively observed, treated as primary source and supplemented with secondary literature on new media more generally as little has been written about them specifically in academic sources to date. Brief interviews with media scholars and an extensive interview with Tilo Jung formed another source of research; a shortened version of the interview with Tilo Jung can be found in the appendix. The conclusion reached is not a vehement argument against mainstream current affairs programs, but rather advocates for the extension and expansion of high-quality alternative sources.
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Critical Writing in Art & Design, 2018
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I am interested in the structures within which we live - in politics and economic structures, but also in architecture and other aspects of systems which facilitate human interaction, and in individuals or organisations which nurture alternatives (or alternative ways of seeing) to the existing.
At the RCA I've produced two bigger works, Truth or Dare: Politics in Public which looked into reporting on current affairs outside of established media channels, and the earlier Reyner Banham, An Enthusiast in California which was preoccupied with existing cliches around the desert and their dismantling in the works of the English historian Reyner Banham after he spent time in Los Angeles and the American West.
- BA Communication, Curation and Criticism, Central Saint Martins, 2015
- Editorial Intern, MARK Magazine, Amsterdam, 2016; Editor, LYRA Magazine, London, 2016; Editor and Author, NOMAD, London, 2016; Author and Copywriter, AVANT ARTE, London, 2017; Author, PHAIDON, New York, 2018
- Living in the Desert, Phaidon, 2018