2019 - 2020 The work 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 175manually toned cyanotypes, Behrendt highlights political evolution, transmission and manipulation through these pixelated, transient and recycled images.
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