esther’s tiny revolution

  • date: 25 october 2019
  • challenge category: ethics
  • selected tactic: tiny hoax
  • difficulty rating: not rated
  • current status: completed

a truth-o-meter for esther

a tiny truth-o-meter prototype inviting the viewer to question do they believe the filter or the speaker.

the submission:

“It’s getting easier and easier for news and social media to be manipulated by entrenched powers and privileged interests. Meanwhile, the climate emergency is ignored, human rights are weakened, and trust in democracy erodes. As ever, artists are creating the work that most rigorously deals with the greatest challenges of our times.

“We need to hijack the systems available to us to redistribute an ethics that’s not destructive. Let’s use the tactics being used by entrenched privilege to master those systems – thereby transforming them into something of value.”

esther, 25.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

on screen news from sky or sunrise program.
image distorts with the increase in lies.

how can we do it?

on screen prototype – truth-o-meter

where does it need to take place?

ideally the public screen at the perth cultural centre

are there any legal implications to the activity?


tactic: hoax