Poll Dance is a multifaceted project that looks at option polling in our society.
Statistical information is integral to everything from how people think about foreign policy to which movies we should see (with opening box office figures a critical arbiter of a film’s quality). Statistics and data shape how people know the world, however important moral and social questions often get subsumed and molded by opinion polls.
Frequently, information is spun to suit the interest of those presenting the information. Ideas and questions presented as data and opinion polls have the authenticity of being reduced to numbers and often the information in these polls is actually true. But larger and more fundamental questions are lost in what is presented–for example, regardless of what percentage of Americans support the war in Afghanistan, it doesn’t turn this into a just war, discuss the effects of the war, or express how Afghanistanis perceive it.
Poll Dance is a conceptual project that explores statistics and polls and their use in society. It is a clinical, analytical and sometimes humorous presentation with three components.