A Crowded Apocalypse / IOCOSE
Fri 22 Jun 2012 — Ongoing
In the Atlantean period there were many energies being used and information and knowledge being used which were, for particular reasons of safety, withdrawn, shall we say, to prevent complete catastrophe, to prevent total destruction of your planet.
– David Icke, conspiracy theorist
Conspiracy theories are, by their definition, neither ultimately refutable or acceptable. In order to hold true, they rely on the acceptance that the full evidence is not reachable. They are based on a shared belief: the idea that each one of us is an unaware piece in a mysterious master plan.
Crowdsourcing, instead, makes this more transparent. Each user contributes to the creation of something which is bigger than the sum of each singular production. The final plan remains unknown, but it is actively produced by a large crowd.
IOCOSE has been drawing on crowdsourcing to hijack the collective imagination. Between January and June 2012, the “crowd” has been assembling its own conspiracies and protested against their protagonists and effects.
The results of this process are revealed on acrowdedapocalypse.com, a new website which launched on 22 June.
Elements of the project also feature in the FOTOGRAFIA, Festival internazionale di Roma 20 September – 28 October, MACRO Testaccio, Roma, Italy
A Crowded Apocalypse is commissioned by AND Festival and Furtherfield.