THE POST TRUTH BOOTH

 

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Passers by were be invited to read a brief paragraph describing post-truth (taken from wikipedia) before giving an ad hoc response to the current conference topic. These responses were facilitated by one of 4 artists who periodically incorporated emotional and deliberately misleading information and questions into the conversation.  All of these discussions were filmed. The footage collected in the booth was streamed onto an interior wall of the creative summit, simultaneously the actual conference was streamed live onto a small screen in the booth. This process created a live post truth scenario in which ‘expert’ information was intermingled with informed, uninformed, misinformed and emotive information delivered by the general public and 4 artists. This project illuminated some of the underlying mechanisms of post truth as a provocation for further conversation beyond the audience of the creative summit itself.

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