A while ago Godert van Hardenbroek from ‘Formula Zero’ was at Knowmads to give a two day seminar about sustainability and so on… Remember? Oscar mentioned it in his post about sexifying sustainability.
Anyway, Godert showed some extracts of the movie “The Yes Man Fix The World“. It is made by the art-activists ‘the Yes Man’… I consider them to my top-ten list of contemporary artists. These guys are pretty dam brilliant, here is there work, enjoy:
…truth telling, where there would normally only be lies!
Via wikipedia some background:
“The Yes Men are a culture jamming activist duo consisting of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno. Through actions of tactical media, The Yes Men primarily aim to raise awareness about what they consider problematic social issues. To date, the duo has produced two films: The Yes Men (2003) and The Yes Men Fix the World (2009). In these films, they impersonate entities that they dislike, a practice that they call “identity correction”. The Yes Men operate under the mission statement of telling the truth and exposing lies. From their offices in Milwaukee, they create and maintain fake websites similar to ones they intend to spoof, which have led to numerous interview, conference, and TV talk show invitations.”