La Blogothèque Recreating Notions Of Truth A qualitative study into La Blogothèque using a hybridisation of two different strands of the constructions of authenticity to recreate “notions of truth”
This dissertation evaluates La Blogothèque recreating notions of truth by using a hybridisation of two different strands of the constructions of authenticity in their Take Away Shows. The literature review examines the key debates which have emerged from the current body of popular literature and academic work, including those on music authenticity, the music video, the internet and authenticity, film authenticity and a press review of La Blogothèque “recreating” the music video (Goodman, 2011). The researcher conducted a Take Away Show video analysis, with three different performances dating from 2006, 2008 and 2014. A YouTube video comment analysis was also developed, using comments from nine different Take Away Shows. A framework of theories for the analysis of the authenticity in music videos was used to guide the data collection and dissertation discussion. The framework is constructed as: the music video as “original”, “fresh” (Lister et al., 2009; Gardner, 2005), “spontaneous” (Hassard, 1998), “truthful” and “real” (Arms, 1996), “discovered” (Lister et al., 2009), “participatory” (Burgess & Green, 2009), “Exciting” (Gardner, 2005) and “reinvented” (Goodman, 2011). Evidence was found that La Blogothèque successfully uses both the internet and film techniques as authenticity constructs to recreate notions of truth. There were no conflicting issues within the research, and the results were found to be in accordance with the theoretical suggestions from the literature review. Furthermore, new concepts arose from the analytical discussion, including the music video as discovered and “rediscovered”, and the authenticity of “visceral” experiences.