DROP: 13 OCTOBER, 6 PM CEST – 17 OCTOBER, 6 PM CEST
This drop is hosted in collaboration with Path Galleries on the occasion of deeep AI art fair in London, 13-17 OCTOBER 2021
Comprised of a series of synthetic media artworks featuring AI-synthesised personas of Marcel Duchamp, Marina Abramović, Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian, Morgan Freeman and Donald Trump. BIG DADA / PUBLIC FACES was inserted into Instagram as a digital intervention in June 2019 and quickly went viral leading to global press coverage and unexpected – and contradictory – official responses from Facebook and Instagram concerning their (lack of) policies for synthetic media on their platforms.
BIG DADA is part of SPECTRE, an ongoing hyperreality project co-created by Bill Posters and Daniel Howe.
Working under the pseudonym Bill Posters, Barnaby Francis is an artist-researcher, author and facilitator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. His works often interrogate disinformation, persuasion architectures and the power relations that exist in the public space and online. He works collaboratively across the arts, sciences and advocacy fields on conceptual, sculptural, new media, net, installation and synthetic art.
His works have been shown at Berlin University of the Arts; Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark; Artmossphere III Biennale, Moscow; the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona; Annka Kultys Gallery, London; 50th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw; the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London; the Design Museum, London; and Banksy’s “Dismaland.”
In 2016 Posters received Communications Sans Frontiers’ ‘Activist of the Year’ Award and was recipient of 2019 Alternate Realities Award (Sheffield Doc/Fest), 2020 Aesthetica Art Prize (shortlist) and SXSW Artist Award (2020).