Dr. Margarethe Jahrmann / AT
In the history of media, looking at early movie making and TV shows, propaganda never reached a passive audience. It rather enabled and demanded an actively hedonistic but not necessarily critical way of consumption. No wonder, that the game industry today leaves movies and television way behind. Not only technologically but also in the ways of transmitting propaganda in a smooth and enjoyable fashion. The exhibit game is about subliminal messages and the rules we all have already accepted in live and media. Step right up and don’t play along!
Margarete Jahrmann, founder of www.konsum.net, is an artist who works with performances and installations at the intersection of fashion, propaganda and subliminal messages.