Journal

Night Moves

Stephanie Barber examines the relationship between audience and art by transcribing user comments from a Youtube video of Bob Seger’s Night Moves. It is 75 pages worth of comments that she’s edited it to down to take a centered, simplistic, and traditional presentation in print. Night Moves is an recombinant of voices of people from all walks of life. Stephanie Barber acts more as a curator rather than an author. Yet, she has done something extraordinary and exposed the honesty in people, and as an opportunity, see these faceless people talk. The piece is less about the song and more about how people relate to this song and the unique voice each carries. The language and content of Youtube comments becomes its own digital medium, and Barber captures it in Night Moves.