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Digital Reality vs Analogue Reality
What is part of our reality and what is not? What is our reality? How real are science fiction stories and how unlikely are certain dreamt up and imagined events to occur or not to occur? How much of what we think we know, of what we read, hear, consume from the mass media such as television and radio broadcasting, Internet sites, online news is actually true. Most of what we know is not empirical knowledge but simply based on what others tell us.
The Great Internet Sensations is an ongoing project in which we spread false news, copy websites of galleries, museums, newspapers etc and add our work to the sites which we then send to the institutions as a sort of a portfolio or simply to get attention, eventually creating some sort of False Information Lab featuring ourselves as the main players. Some of our work contains sublime political messages such as for example Sensations during the 54th Venice Biennale which is directed towards the Berlusconi regime in Italy. Most of the websites and lies we spread around simply make fun of easily available information on the Internet and question the intellect of our fellow humans, taking the uncritical and superficially interested viewer and fellow humans on a - what one could consider immoral ride through a labyrinth of lies, unrealities and false news. This might sound a bit arrogant (Oh, yes indeed, it does!). No doubt about that but it is a fact (based on our own experience!) that most of us nowadays blindly consume information without actually analysing what they are consuming due to the overwhelming amount of information that is constantly bombarding us (including our website...). The Internet is filled with phoney news and headlines. A quick Google search reveils hundreds of lies.
The beauty of the whole problem, however, is that we need to decide what is actual fact and what is a mere lie, a rumour spread by certain people who want other certain people to behave in a certain way. As long as we have the ability to recognize which is which we are safe. This is the beauty of the problem.
But then again talking about reality and truth, the digital world is just another reality into which we are more and more submerging, sliding into.
WITH A FEW CLICKS YOU AND YOU'RE VIRAL SPREADING NEWS -NO MATTER IF THEY ARE FALSE OR CORRECT. That happens everyday, all the big companies do it and even governments...
On how to get viral check out this website: www.techcrunch.com/2007/11/22/the-secret-strategies-behind-many-viral-videos/
Project staff Professor Werner Geldzahler, art curator Adrian Nuri, journalist Sardine and Tobleroni Various anonymous artists
Note that our representing gallery has nothing to do with Internet Sensations.