"Boom Harangue" is a performance I streamed as a part of Channel TWo's "Daisy Chain" streaming and live performance event on Friday May 13th at the Antena art space in Chicago.
I started with Richard Serra and Nancy Holt's 10min 27sec Boomerang (1974) public television broadcast as a script for an improvised streaming performance.
Here's a clip from the 4 hour performance.
Boom Harangue came about from these thoughts I've been having about using the Internet as a tape-delay machine – both definitions of tape delay (the audio-effect device and broadcast media's delaying of an event in order to edit/editorialize). Both instances of "tape-delay" similarly alter a performer's and audience's perception of the performer.
Here's the Richard Serra's original Boomerang (1974).
I also used text from the following online videos and news articles as samples of many different types of delayed performer/audience relationships: spectacle, editorial, confessional, witness, etc.
Florida Church Burnt Holy Quran [by Pastor Terry Jones]
Uploaded by answeringchristian
“CIA unit's wacky idea: Depict Saddam as gay”
By Jeff Stein, Washington Post
Brooklyn Hasidic paper Der Zeitung cuts Sec. of State Hillary Clinton out of Bin Laden raid photo
By Lauren Johnston, NY Daily News
U.S.-Pakistani relations may suffer after brutal suicide attack
By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Newt Gingrich: ‘I bring some scars with my life.’
By Jim Gaines, Macon Telegraph