Passion Project: Politaoke - Diana Arce



Politaoke with Diana: About Political Speech Karaoke. Biography Politicians sometimes are actors - deliverers of words cleverly written by high paid political scientists working as speech writers sent to them via teleprompters. Other times they are professional improvisers, stringing together the current events jargon into sound bits and phrases that are perfect for being cut into newspapers, radio shows and television. But their words, whether powerful or ridiculous, whether inspiring or down right wrong, belong to us. Completely non-partisan, Politaoke allows the audience to decide how to interpret and perform each politician's words. The political speeches, debates and interviews are provided in their entirety- word for word- only edited into sections (songs) of about 1 - 8 minutes. Politaoke provides the audience a platform to perform, take ownership and finally hear and see clearly what their politicians say. Developed over 2007/8 and first performed in Weimar, Germany on January 30, 2008, Politaoke