[NetBehaviour] EXHIBITION: They Told You So

Olga olga.panades at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 12:19:56 CEST 2009


(From Networked Performance,

The artworks in the exhibition They Told You So invert, expand, and
parody the rhetoric of power. The artworks reveal the tropes of
rhetoric by deconstructing its cliché yet widely spread mechanical
apparatus, from lie detectors to surveillance cameras, and investigate
some of its psychological methods, such as brainwashing and the use of
subliminal messages. They present an industrious tension of skepticism
and cognitive desire to mimic and channel the numerous forms of
language manipulations that we endure from political and corporate
powers daily. The works, via video, sound installation and printed
text, capture the successes and shortcomings of linguistics and its
means of interpretation.

They Told You So — Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead, John Menick,
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Roee Rosen, and Brina Thurston :: July 16 -
August 14, 2009 :: Opening Reception: July 16, 6:00 - 8:30 pm ::
bitforms gallery nyc, 529 West 20th Street, New York City.


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