NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond
October 18, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Curated by Jessica L. Moore & Nelson Nance
Opening Reception on Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 | 7pm – 10pm
Be it in New York, Paris or Bamako, the world is experiencing a paradigm shift that began in Africa. Sparked by the 2011 toppling of Egypt’s thirty-year dictator, calls for revolution echo through mass media and populate social networking newsfeeds. MoCADA’s Curatorial Series, NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond, features a compilation of new media art, contemporary works and digital installations that investigate global interconnectivity and how anonymous parties define, construct, and support uprisings in Africa via social media. As text, images and videos are tagged, re-tweeted, and shared virally, are these so-called “revolutions” reflecting real world events or merely constructing an online reality? How does this digital dialogue influence global society’s relationship with Africa?
Pertinent to the concept of African revolution, NEWSFEED is proud to include work by artists who currently reside in Africa and are approaching this concept from a Continental lens.