grains of distortion




Moving images paired with an audio transmitted through the tv signal is a powerful tool of imposing an agenda of a specific group of interest and it inflicts those who suffer more from disinformation. In the case of my family it was my mother and grandmother. Myself, being raised in Transnistria, I grasped the outer world information from Russian tv narrative (which was different in 90s but not significantly) and later confronted some dubious moments of it through exploring the world from different sources. My mother and grandmother never had that switch and always consumed TV as the main source. It is a partner that will not leave you alone because at least someone else is speaking with you while it’s on. That’s how my mother and grandmother, being ethnic ukrainians living in a region ruled by a proxy government, unwillingly chose pro Russian rhetoric. Grandmother is already passed away and my mother changed her opinion while working as a migrant in Russia. But coming back home to Ribnita during the year of the open scale invasion in Ukraine, I was curious how those simple signals captured through a domestic antenna are changing our perception polarising us with whatever other possible opinion or solution is out there. 



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