Greetings From a Dead Man
An Exhibition by the Tunnel
3 November 2017 – 5 November 2017
Private View 3 November 2017 (6-9pm)
Safe House Gallery 1 &2
139 Copeland Rd, SE15 3SN London, United Kingdom
For their 13th exhibition to date, The Tunnel plays upon the theme of fake news: convenience and manipulation in content delivery for the masses. The work explores the ability of language and images to alter perceptions of current events, history, time and ultimately identity.
We have entered an era where alternative facts and fake news are synonymous with journalism. Interestingly, albeit problematic, this is not a new phenomenon, it has merely been brought to light for most, as of late.
Orchestrated for consumption, information is carefully pieced together, visual decisions made, content dissected for convenient inclusion; all packaged in palatable bite-sized moments for the public. As Jacques Ranciere puts it, “knowledge is a commodity and we are all inadvertent consumers”.
“But where did knowledge exist? Only in His own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated. And if all others accepted the lie which the party imposed-if all records told the same-then the lie passed into history and became truth.”
“The spectacle is not a collection of images; it is a social relation among people mediated by images.”
The Tunnel is a collective of artists based mainly in London. The group came together in 2014 to explore common themes regarding the meaning and purpose in art and living in an ever polarised society. Through various art forms and mediums, they express a desire to unite philosophy, technology and literature with art.
Noel Grassy Macken