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Fake News. Archive

The kinetic sculpture by the artistic-scientific duo Alicja Patanowska and Marcin Sawiński is actually an industrial printer without the casing, approximately 1 meter high. The device prints out corrections of fake news, searched on an ongoing basis on the Internet by a specially programmed computer, right in front of the viewer’s eyes.

Showing the inside of the printing mechanism is intentional – the elusive and unpredictable web is made real by the machine that translates digital fluidity into tangible writing on paper. In this way, fake news, sanctioned by the specific properties of virtual media, is no longer elusive; its volatility and its truth-untruth potential are replaced by the reality of a fact that has been scientifically verified.

By combining the language of art, capable of affecting the imagination, with scientific and technological tools, Fake News Archive tries to indicate a possible starting point for rebuilding mutual social trust and creating awareness about the mechanisms of media untruth. After all, as the artists emphasise, “fake news can only live when you share it.”

Curator: Michał Bieniek

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Title: Fake News. Archive
Year: 2022
Place: Concordia Design Wrocław, Poland
Material: large format ploter,  real time data streem from fact chacking organisations  
Dimensions: 2000 x 2000 x 1500 cm

The project is co-financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund. It is carried out by Internews-Ukraine in partnership with the Association of Audiovisual Reporters from Armenia and the Art Transparent Foundation with financial support from the Creative Europe Programme, International Renaissance Foundation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport of the Republic of Poland.