Machinic Infrastructures of Truth

Adversarial Infrastructure

Colonial Sediments

Protocols of Immanent Conflict

Caring for the Shaky Ground



of Truth

In the saturated cyberscape of post-truth politics, social media platforms use blue verification marks to help users discriminate between 'true' and 'fake'. However, like all binary rating systems, verification cannot explicitly delineate these terms within its own self-referential logic. Polarisation only arises when 'true' and 'false' become enclosed in a single circuit, creating artificial opposition -- 'true' as what is 'not false', and vice versa. This project attempts to reverse engineer the mechanisms of truth production by looking at the broader digital infrastructures they comprise.

Explore the project:

'Rainbows End' exhibition, curated by HERVISIONS (Utrecht, Netherlands), 03/2021; 'Garage Digital' exhibition, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), 02/2021; 'Adversarial Hacking' Symposium, Transmediale (Berlin, Germany), 12/2020.