THE FAKERY

of lies, fakes, feats and mirages

“EVERY LIE CREATES A PARALLEL WORLD, A WORLD IN WHICH IT IS TRUE.”

[Momus, Solution 11-167 The book of Scotlands]

The fakery is reconsidering the concept of the liar and faking as a possibility for creating a vision of the future, and instigating proactive ways of challenging everyday concepts of reality and truth. Having understood that it is time to create change rather than wait for it to happen, it becomes a platform designed to instruct, inspire and activate others to manifest visions and alternative realities that move from the plausible to the actual. We are the creators of our own rules, means, and measures that drive real change and make a difference.

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SERIOUSLY, #15

An intervention in Stockholms underground system that is a response to the zero-tolerance policy on street art in Sweden. The existing typographical elements are used to camouflage a series of messages, protecting them from being instantly removed. Based on the directions given by the existing exit signs, the phrases “exit to wherever you want” and “exit to what you always wanted to do but never dared to” are added.

SERIOUSLY, #24

Lost for decades, a time old tradition is slowly finding its way back into the cellars of Europe’s best winemakers. Seasonal vegetable corks were introduced to consumers at Stockholms Systembolaget by distributing a counter fitting inlay to the information leaflet. At the Salone del Mobile 2014 the new product was introduced to a broad audience of experts.

SERIOUSLY, #18

“honour where honour is due”. Setting things right, at the wall of fame at Karolinska Institutet. Adding to the existing photographs of honourable members of the institute a series of pictures of female researchers with counter fitting facial hair.

SERIOUSLY, #28

The nobel prize in failure will be awarded the first time in 2015. In accordance to the supplement to Alfred Nobel's final will and testament found to be authentic in 2013. The original supplement was presented for the first time at the “FAIL BETTER” exhibition at the Science Gallery, Dublin.