“Artists and creatives as truth-tellers have an important role to play at this time when disinformation manipulates people’s behavior towards the erosion of our humanity.” — Leni Velasco, co-founder of DAKILA, a community of artist-activists in the Philippines.
ARTSvsDISINFORMATION is proud to present seven exciting and diverse projects from artists and creative workers in East Asia responding to disinformation in the region. The works come from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Hong Kong, and include an online game, an interactive website, a performance, murals, public installations, paintings of QR Codes, and an ABC of Disinformation. “These artworks are forms of creative resistance, pushing back against threats to our rights and freedoms,” says Velasco.
“ARTSvsDISINFORMATION is a collection of important artworks – urgent, innovative, and revealing. They are inspiring and provocative, and have transformative potential.” — Alvin Tan, founder and artistic director of The Necessary Stage, Singapore.
Online game by Pixel Liberation Army
Citizens are being herded and turned into palace trolls!
An interactive website by
Rangga Purbaya & Farid Stevy
IN 1965, all over Indonesia, many family members disappeared without a trace. “As survivor families, we were left searching for answers.”
A to Z of Disinformation in the Philippines
by Kristine Ong Muslim
“G is for gay slurs that Duterte hurls at people who criticize him”
A performance by Benk Riyadi, with Papuan Student Alliance
Can poetry and songs tell the truth about West Papuan struggles?
Digital print on canvas and online web pages
How many clicks does it take to unravel truth from fiction?
Instagrams of public installations
We wish to collaborate with academics, human rights defenders, media experts, journalists, proponents of freedom of information and expression, artists, writers, creative workers in building this website as a small hub of content on issues focusing on disinformation around the world.
We publish features, op-eds, visualizations, artworks, and other original content that explore issues around human rights, democracy, and disinformation especially during a pandemic of viruses and authoritarian regimes.