The Rumors of the World

The Rumors of the World

Rethinking Trust in the Age of the Internet

By Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

Edited by Omar Kholeif

Distributed for Sternberg Press

Overview

Author(s)

Summary

This book traces the work and research of filmmakers and visual artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige and their exploration through their work of online spam e-mails, specifically, advance-fee frauds and scam messages. The artists present material they have collected since 1999, focusing on the way that personal narratives are formed and articulated in a post-digital age. This work functions as a starting point for a broader discussion by leading scholars and thinkers on the nature of power and trust in the age of the Internet. Underlying this is an interrogation of faith: How has trust been recomposed by the Internet, and equally, how does the traditional practice of faith question the way that individuals relate to each other online?

Copublished with Villa Arson, Nice; HOME, Manchester; and MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

Contributors Nicholas Auray, Finn Brunton, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Henriette Huldisch, Omar Kholeif, Norman M. Klein, Eric Mangion, Laura U. Marks, Franck Leibovici, Sarah Perks, Jacques Rancière, Uzma Rizvi, Rasha Salti

Paperback

$34.00 T ISBN: 9783956791192 240 pp. | 6.75 in x 9.5 in 128 color illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.

Editors

Omar Kholeif

Omar Kholeif, a writer, curator, and cultural historian, is Director of Collections and Senior Curator at Sharjah Art Foundation. Named a “Game-changer” by British GQ and one of the “Art World's Global Influencers” by the international art magazine Apollo, he has curated more than 100 exhibitions and special projects. He is the editor of the Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press volume Moving Image; editor of You Are Here: Art After the Internet; and the author of Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age (Sternberg Press).