Since Donald Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway referred to ‘alternative facts’, George Orwell’s 1984 has sold out on Amazon. In a moment of post-truth and reality-politics, it seems that the term “reality” itself has never been so abstract. Diving into the world of reality TV as a political form of representation and exploring the cyberpunk prophecy where facts become commodities, this screening aims to underline the ambiguous crack that separates lived experiences from their representations and transformations. The program includes content from artists’ films as well as hybrid objects from popular culture.
This event is co-presented with the Vancouver Art Galley, with the support of the Province of British Columbia’s Creative Economy Strategy.