This publication charts very different tactics and strategies, written by practitioners from all over the world, mapping the broad field of engaged art and artistic activism in our times. Essays by Stephen Duncombe & Steve Lambert, Alanna Lockward, Florian Malzacher, Chantal Mouffe, Gerald Raunig and Jonas Staal.
This documentary features the politically engaged con artists known as the Yes Men, who stage elaborate hoaxes to expose corporate malfeasance using guerrilla tactics. Among the stunts are promises to pay restitution to local citizens while impersonating executives from corporations like Dow — whose explosion contaminated an Indian village — and BP. They also pose as representatives from Haliburton and introduce the SurvivaBall, an inflatable orb designed to withstand catastrophe.