Artist presentation: Foundland – Smoke and mirrors: Syrian digital propaganda 26 October 2012

19:00 - 21:00

Artist duo Foundland discuss their investigation into found Internet images manipulated by the Syrian Electronic army for the purpose of creating pro-Syrian propaganda, focusing on the use of children’s animated videos as appropriated by the Syrian opposition for the purpose of protest propaganda. They investigate the practice of dubbing videos such as Walt Disney’s “The Lion King” to create a new political fairytale.