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STORYTELLERS OF THE INFORMATION AGE. On the role of narrative in UBERMORGEN.COM’s work

ByInke Arns

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Since the second half of the 90s, storytelling has become a central strategy in hacktivism and media art, whereas before, actions and performances aimed at creating disturbance, boycotts and resistance. To Inke Arns – theorist of media art and artistic director of Hartware MedienKunstVerein in Dortmund – media artists and performers such as Yes Men, Christoph Schlingensief, RTMark, Laibach and Ubermorgen have chosen the strategy of “over identification”, which uses narrative and storytelling, in many of their works. In the projects Voteauction (2000), Psych|OS (2002), EKMRZ-Trilogy (2005–2008), through narratives and counter-narratives, the artist duo Ubermorgen.com enable the audience to understand the complex structures that underlie the functioning of society. By releasing made-up stories into the mass media, they succeed from time to time in launching a certain topic and its reaching a global audience. Potentially mobilizing it.

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Publication Date
Nov 24, 2014
Language
English
Category
Art & Photography
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Inke Arns

Specifications

Pages
16
Binding
Saddle Stitch
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

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