Fake Publishing as Art and Activism


Session Title:

  • Politics of Sentience: Activism and Labor

Presentation Title:

  • Fake Publishing as Art and Activism



  • The various forms of artists’ and activists’ printed fakes have shown how the narrative can take over communication without being noticed. From the early to the most recent experiments, they practiced how an essential amount of information can deceive a large public. It didn’t take long for these practices to be used as a powerful manipulating tool for the established powers. We need then to protect specific aspects of the publishing workflow in order to not be deeply influenced by what then reveals as post-truth.