Let’s Fake News – Kulturhuset Gallery, Stockholm

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DMARC member Leon Mc Carthy presented his interactive instillation – Let’s Fake News  – at the Kulturhuset Gallery, Stockholm  in March. Gallery visitors are confronted by a projected TV news-cycle in a foreign language. On closer inspection, they are surprised to find that the stories seem fantastical and fake? By scanning a nearby QR-code, visitors are invited to use their phone’s web-browser to create a short, text-based ‘fake-news’ story of their own. Their story then appears in rotation along with those of other visitors, composited with imagery that almost convinces visitors of the authenticity of the ‘fake-news’ reports!