MTV not only changed how music is consumed, but also introduced entertainment into the domestic realm. The agency of music videos becomes evident in the way it shapes cultural identities. They often depict visual narratives of immersion and self-representation, where domestic scenes and the television device are protagonists of the story. Mise-en-abîme as the ultimate distraction medium.
Although the physical object of the television has left many of our homes, our consumption of content has continued through the use of mostly portable devices. How have new modes of content production and consumption altered our relationship to screens, as well as the spaces we inhabit?
Read our full reflection on Space, Television, and Architecture here. Below is our guide for June 17, 2020.