Moving images under the pressure of new digital scenarios

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...The exhibition curated by Annet Dekker and David Garcia (in collaboration with Ian Alan Paul) displays a great variety of media supports – films, videos, videogames, videos of performances, online programs, installations – and thus, allows us to test how the question of the fictional dimension of information crosses different media. To this respect, the varied experience at the HeK pushes the visitor to reflect on our recent history of media and to realize how the recent debate on fake news has the effect of extending to all media the fragility of the press communication.

If the truthfulness of the old press format intrinsically depends on the question of credibility, with photography and moreover with moving images, we are under the impression that we are accessing a domain of unquestionable reality. Today, a long season of scandals and consequent criticism towards this unquestionability – for which we discover how important the contribution of artistic projects has been – makes us speak about a general fictional essence of any form of information. ...