Idéale audience : un paysage télévisuel en France
Subtitles: English UK
Idéale audience is a television ‘commedia dell’Arte’, written in TV. The composition of the work presents variations on three themes: the self-promotion of TV channels, the ideal audience filmed in a listening attitude, and ecstatic female announcers. All these stanzas are interspersed with McLuhanesque questions about the television medium, posed by cartoon characters. The assembly of these concretions of television rhetoric is arranged on a very carefully formulated soundtrack (spots in ‘cut-ups’ of TV sounds and original music, either vocal or instrumental). Graphics and texts for the picture, and jingles and harangues for the sound are the comments inspired by this mediatic and despotic frenzy to the Idéale audience.