How Eurovision spreads LGBT+ minority ideology across borders

What can Eurovision teach us about the spread of ideologies across boarders? "It is widely acknowledged that, despite its glittery, wind-machined appearance, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) is a highly political event. Although the Eurovision Song Contest rulebook explicitly states [otherwise,] various political messages have been encoded into songs and performances over the years, and enacted through … Continue reading How Eurovision spreads LGBT+ minority ideology across borders

That’s not ‘noice’, why ‘high quality’ television translates poorly across borders

Why is comedy more difficult to translate across borders? "Comedy is not supposed to travel well. It’s perhaps for that reason that, at a moment when world television is more accessible than ever to American audiences, the international shows garnering much of the attention have been dramas" (Wren, 2019.) Cultural capital; the idea that different … Continue reading That’s not ‘noice’, why ‘high quality’ television translates poorly across borders

Reality television is the universal comfort food of media

We can all relate to that moment of coming home after a stressful day and wanting nothing more than to binge-eat a whole packet of biscuits while zoning out to the bickering and overhyped drama of reality television. But what is it that makes reality television so universally comforting and popular? How and why do … Continue reading Reality television is the universal comfort food of media

‘Legs’ -Moving Image Project

  https://youtu.be/yHDPnm2AqGk 'Legs,' as an extension of assessments 1 and 2 portrays young women battling against the concept of pole dancing as being a dirty and immoral activity. It aims to portray the reality of pole dancing as an empowering fitness. Following the previous assignment which was audio based I wanted to play with the … Continue reading ‘Legs’ -Moving Image Project