International Project for Low and High Technics in Contemporary Media Art

Critique of Pure Image – Between Fake and Quotation

A project of the Art Today Association
in collaboration with Code Flow
written and curated by Dimitrina Sevova


The Yes Men

The Yes Men
(video, 83 min., 2005),

The Horribly Stupid Stunt (Which Resulted in His Untimely Death)
(video, 23’39’’, 2001),

Smokey the Log
(video, 3’20’’, 2004),

New Ice Age?
(video, 1’44’’, 2004),

Up Came Oil!
(video, 3’03’’, 2004) Video installation and one digital print, 2004-2005.


identity theft
Small-time criminals impersonate honest people in order to steal their money. Targets are ordinary folks whose ID numbers fell into the wrong hands.

identity correction
Honest people impersonate big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them. Targets are leaders and big corporations who put profits ahead of everything else.

the yes men
The Yes Men have impersonated some of the world's most powerful criminals at conferences, on the web, and on television, in order to correct their identities. They currently have hundreds of thousands of job openings.


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