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The Rumors of te World. Rethinking Trust in the Age of the Internet

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

This book traces the work and research of filmmakers and visual artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige and their exploration through their work of online spam e-mails, specifically, advance-fee frauds and scam messages.

The artists present material they have collected since 1999, focusing on the way that personal narratives are formed and articulated in a post-digital age. This work functions as a starting point for a broader discussion by leading scholars and thinkers on the nature of power and trust in the age of the Internet. Underlying this is an interrogation of faith: How has trust been recomposed by the Internet, and equally, how does the traditional practice of faith question the way that individuals relate to each other online?
The rumors of the world  has been published on the occasion of the exhibition « I Must First Apologise…» that took place at Villa Arson July 6 – October 13, 2024. 

ISBN : 978-2-956791-19-2

Paperback, 2015

Editeur(s) : Villa Arson - Sternberg Press - HOME - MIT


Omar Kholeif (Directeur); Nicolas Auray, Finn Brunton, Henriette Huldisch, Omar Kholeif, Norman M. Klein, Franck Leibovici, Éric Mangion, Laura U. Marks, Sarah Perks, Jacques Rancière, Uzma Z. Rivzi, Rasha Salti (Auteurs-trices)

Partenaire(s) :

HOME, Manchester; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge

Design :


Crédits photo :

Jean Brasille/Villa Arson, Nice, Jeroen Kramer and the artists