The year of 2016 was one of political upheaval, where the term ‘fake news’ grew in its usage. In response to this changing landscape, this installation confronts viewers with the need to be extra cautious when consuming media coverage of live events.
Through overlapping two feeds of audio and video recapping a protest, one which shows real footage vs. one which has been manipulated, this installation challenges its audience to distinguish fact from fiction. The aim was to make viewers more aware of how this same affect, although less visible, might apply in the information they consume.
One side of the installation showed two videos: one with real footage and one with fake footage.
The other side of the installation showed real and fake videos overlapping.
This animation shows how the two overlapping videos appeared to viewers, making it a challenge to tell which footage was real.
This installation was created in collaboration with Bebe Blanco Agterberg, Chantell Hassan, Joëlle Scholten, Laura Bosch, Luka Tomioka Dortmans, Nicoletta Radice, and Michelle Piergoelam.