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After years of people sitting on their butts in front one screen or another, looking at or reading about other people's lives and events, a multi-national corporation connected to a global political party manipulates everyone into believing that information derived this way is unhealthy.
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Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.
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Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn't trust me.
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But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
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But I'm as susceptible as anyone else. At the same time, I'm highly skeptical.
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But my favorite work is always my next piece.
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Celebrations of anniversaries of disasters, such as nuclear power plant meltdowns or political assassinations, provide opportunities, as do holidays.
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I created hoaxes. I confronted and challenged the majority opinion. I attacked, humiliated, and criticized the voice of the corporate mainstream media.
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I didn't want or need anyone's permission.
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I learned more complex ways to manipulate the manipulators, to bring attention to issues about which I felt passionate.
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I look at past work as completed, although I'm pleased that each of the pieces seems to have a life of its own and that the issues are still relevant.
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I loved painting and sculpting, but realized how difficult it was for a young artist to be taken seriously by the art establishment.
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I mean, who did they think they were dealing with?
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I predict a revolution in media delivery.
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I realized early on that the business of art was the antithesis to the creative process and I decided to circumvent the traditional art market.
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I want people to be amused or amazed but fooled.
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I wanted to use the Internet because while fact and fiction are so easily manipulated and blurred, it has also become an ubiquitous and supposedly reliable source for information.
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I was primarily a painter, although I was classically trained in a wide spectrum of mediums.
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I was young and audacious. So I created a way to express my concerns outside of the establishment.
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I've always been a fine artist.
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If government and big business could access the media to get their messages out, I figured I could too.
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If I'm successful in fooling a wire service, I don't really have to do anything else to promote the story.
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If I'm successful in fooling a wire service, I don't really have to do anything else to promote the story, because the media will feed off of itself. They all assume the original author did his or her homework.
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It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled.
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It would make life much easier if I could have total faith and not question everything all the time, but I can't do it and I won't do it.
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King of the world wouldn't be enough. I'd have to be god of the universe (the Wizard of Oz would suffice).
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Most important to any fake story is a plausible, realistic edge with a satirical twist that is topical.
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Most reporters who come to me get their stories directly from press releases. Very few do what one would consider to be their professional duty.
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My art became very public.
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My challenge as a satirical artist is how to present ideas to people to enable them to question and reexamine their beliefs.
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My challenge as a satirical artist is how to present ideas to people to enable them to question and reexamine their beliefs. My hope is, that my work provokes people to look at things in a new way.
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My hope is that my work provokes people to look at things in a new way.
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Other times you can use a calendar to predict the kinds of stories the media is looking for.
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Revelation is the most important aspect of the process. That's the point where consciousness can change.
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Sensationalism gets them every time.
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So the fact that the media all jump on a story in a similar fashion is not surprising. The opposite, when a voice cuts through to say something different or original, is surprising.
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The issues of my performances vary, but most of the questions buried in the work remain the same.
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The media became not just a vehicle to get attention about an event, but a medium in itself, to be shaped and molded and instilled with my social-political agenda.
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The media's job is to question a premise.
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There were many social issues that offended me and provoked a burning passion in me to speak out. Civil rights, the war in Vietnam, culture intolerance, the environment, abuses of power... I came of age in the sixties.
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They don't want the public to question their credibility as an investigative news source.
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To be successful, this project had to appear completely real.
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We function in a pack mentality. This is our tribe. And this is how we are exploited - sold a bill of goods and a household of products.
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We're pulling something together that you definitely don't want to miss. Be there.
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What do we believe? Why do we believe it?
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When I create a false reality, I always try to create a plausible structure to help convince people.
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When something seemingly adverse happens, I use it as an opportunity. Controversies help to distract reporters from questioning the original premise.
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