Neue Ehrlichkeit or, in a literal translation from German, New Honesty.
Still from: UBERMORGEN, Hypno Porn (Binary Primitivism: Donald J. Trump), 2016Found Footage, AnimGIF, Medium Speed, 1200×628px Courtesy of the artists and Carroll / Fletcher, London
“A long time ago, we realised that reality surpasses fiction and dystopian science fiction with lightning speed. With one of our projects from 2011, Asylabwehramt, Asylum Defence Agency, which is a bureaucratic and aesthetic merger between the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, and the Abwehramt, a military intelligence service, we tried to use over-affirmative dystopian fiction as a method to create stories that go beyond the factual, or if you want below or beside the factual. We failed since after doing that and looking at the current consensus and the factual world, our minds were raped over and over by what we saw and felt.” UBERMORGEN, Truth Tellers Conference, Berlin, 2016.