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What everybody knows: protocols of rumour

TitleWhat everybody knows: protocols of rumour
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsWright S
Series Titlen.e.w.s
Keywords* anonymity * authorless * collective speech acts * corrosivity * indeterminacy * open source * panic * performativity * rumour * textual promiscuity, 1984, A. Chorus, Adorno, Edgar Morin, Gordon Allport, Hans-Joachin Neubauer, Jochen Gerz, Lamia Joreige, Leo Postman, Leonard Cohen, Mia Jankowicz, Ovid, Petra Bauer, R.H. Knapp, Radio Mille Collines, Rosler, Sigmund Freud, The Joseph Affair, The Speculative Archive, Ultralab, Veena Das, Walid Sadek

Exhibitions are all right for those of us who like that sort of thing, but like other artworldly activities, they’re pretty harmless. As art seems to have exhausted much of its potential, why not turn our art-critically honed tools to more corrosive phenomena – the kind that suit no one’s purpose, like that all-pervasive, horizontal network of open-source speech-acts of confident uncertainty known as rumour?