A glimmer of accountability

Lakin, William (2017) A glimmer of accountability. [Artefact]

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A Glimmer of Accountability spans the course of two years and two major political events. Beginning in 2015 the project is a response to life under the influence of a confusing and surprising political period. In the so called post-truth era of populist politics and hyper-consumerism this work seeks to create a feeling of unease and tension by framing the landscape, every day objects and young adults in a way that obscures details and implies artificiality. Both the presidential campaign and Brexit were won on appealing narratives, lies and the convenient stretching of truth. Whilst a lot of the trickery involved in these campaigns were not necessarily new phenomena’s, it does appear that what was unique was an almost complete disregard of facts, figures and expert knowledge in favour of a narrative which people could connect with. The project aims to communicate in the fashion of the campaigns that won in 2016; by using repetition, recognition and clearly manipulated aesthetics to appeal to an audience and to project a message.

Venue Details

  1. Carte Blanche Student 2017 - Paris Photo, Picto Foundation, SNCF Gares & Connexions
    • Location: Gare du Nord Station, Paris.
    • Dates: Oct - Nov 2017

Item Type: Artefact
Additional Information: Paris Photo, Picto Foundation, SNCF Gares & Connexions Carte Blanche Student award Exhibition.
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
Item ID: 24981
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Depositing User: William Lakin
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 11:12
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24981

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