Alternative, 2019-20 at CIRCULATION(S), Paris
Alternative, 2019-20 is part of the CIRCULATION(S) festival at le Centquatre, Paris
“Alternative, 2019-20” is an exploration of the visual language of mass media and how the issues of euroscepticism and the rise of the far right in Germany are portrayed in social media. Using content from YouTube and Facebook profiles the artist questions how manipulation and the language of power influence political debates and democratic processes. He also discusses how social media has contributed to a “post-truth” political environment. With this polyptych of 175 toned cyanotypes, Behrendt highlights political evolution, transmission and manipulation through these pixelated, transient and recycled images.
Displayed on the wall, the entire project measures 312 x 815 cm.
Opening times: 14 March - 15 May 2020, 2 - 7pm Currently suspended due to the Corona-Crisis.
5 Rue Curial, 75019 Paris