Din Heagney delivers a lecture titled Post-Truth in Art (or how not to Instagram your way to fame).
Taking Plato’s Theory of Forms as a departure point, this presentation will offer a rollercoaster ride through Orwellian Predictions, Fake News, Deepfakes, The Uncanny Valley, Digital Resurrection, and touch on some philosophical thinking that assists us to creatively navigate our way through a post-truth world.
This is the 78th talk in the WRITING & CONCEPTS lecture and publication series exploring the insights that visual arts practitioners have in context of their own creative and cultural practices.
Presented in partnership with WRITING & CONCEPTS, Melbourne University and ACMI X.
WRITING & CONCEPTS
WRITING & CONCEPTS is a lecture and publication series exploring the insights that visual arts practitioners have into their own creative and cultural practices, and provides an opportunity for them to discuss and publish these insights in a public forum. Contributors include practitioners for whom the written form is their primary professional output and practitioners whose work manifests as exhibitions or events within the domain of contemporary art.
WRITING & CONCEPTS is produced by Future Tense and moderated by Jan van Schaik and Fjorn Butler.
Din Heagney is a writer, editor, art director and teacher at the School of Design, RMIT University and MADA, Monash University. He has collaborated over the years with many artists and designers, publishers, galleries and cultural organisations. Recent projects include Associations: Creative Research & Practice by James Oliver (MUP Academic, 2018); ParraGirls by Lily Hibberd (New South Press, 2019); and the memoir of Tony Harold Nicholas The Place That Had No Heart (Parramatta Female Factory Precinct, 2019). Din is currently writing a story that connects two families across pre- and postcolonial Australia.
Art Pimp, Disco Death Star, 2009, collage, 180 x 100 cm. Courtesy of the artist.