The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby Extremophile on Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:09 pm

hoi.polloi wrote:haha I love the hideous burnt out car in the foreground. That's brilliant - they always use a burning car to signify human chaos in propaganda stories. Spot on. I wouldn't change a thing! :lol:


I'm glad you like it. Do you also notice Armstrong (or was it Aldrin) is appearing a bit disappointed when he is assessing the situation in front of him? That was an unintentional side-effect of my photoshopping :P

To give you a credible :lol: backstory to the picture; Armstrong folded out the car you see from the LEM module and then he slammed it right into a crater, exploding through the other side of the crater.. and then Aldrin saw the car collapse upon itself, obviously due to fire, because the heat was just too intense. In the meanwhile the Libyan Naudet rebels witnessed the whole event go down from a superior viewpoint. Those burning towers in the background? Just a typical moon-mirage, nothing to worry about ;)

You're right about the significance of burnt out cars in images; especially for Westerners this is a 'mental shocker' because a majority of the households own at least 1 car and for most it is their most valuable property. It is also an icon of the 20th century that liberated (in the right sense of the word) people to travel anywhere, fast and reliable. To see a burnt out car is identifying yourself with the perceived owner of it. A (country)flag alongside somewhere and you make the connection with the intended people automatically.
It's somewhat the same with burnt out residential buildings by the way.
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby simonshack on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:07 am

Omg, I can see it: that flag could not POSSIBLY be flapping in the wind. See, there is no atmosphere on the moon!

I say, fake! fake! fake! :D


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Love it - nice one, Extremophile...
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby reel.deal on Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:48 pm

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby reel.deal on Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:54 pm

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby Mercurial on Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:27 am

Haha, that vomit artist is a friend of my brother's and his crazy east London art crew.

Here's a link to my bro's good mate Mark McGowan doing his artist taxi driver thing - he does one of these every day. I love him he's a right dry bastard. Simon, I thought you might like the Italian reference:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyovc8PT ... re=related
(Kettling the police! :lol: )

Also this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vthnSRwyaSQ
The vid's a bit shit but it's the comments that had me silent screaming last night at how god damned gullible people are, how much misplaced moral indignation, unbelievable - he's a wind-up merchant for sure and god love him for it! :lol: We live on a planet populated by suckers! Okay, that's perhaps an overstatement - but youtube is populated by a lot of very stupid people. :rolleyes:
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby reel.deal on Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:29 am

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby reel.deal on Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:39 pm

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby reel.deal on Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:18 am

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby Extremophile on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:19 am

A small tribute ;) to Endeavour's last flight, coming friday. *edit* delayed until further notice due to 'technical problems'.

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby Makkonen on Mon May 02, 2011 10:34 pm

Took about 10 minutes in MS Paint...

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby hoi.polloi on Tue May 03, 2011 5:12 pm

hahaha!
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby Makkonen on Tue May 03, 2011 8:55 pm

Thanks! :)
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Unread postby simonshack on Thu May 05, 2011 3:52 pm

"WHEN DOVES FLY"
No - I am not calling this 'art' - but the warped minds who animated this dove escaping
from the war-triggering scene probably thought they were some cool & clever artists. :angry:

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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

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