Digital Agitprop of the Bush Era, 2008

A VJ mashup of digital agitational propaganda disseminated during the postmillennial Bush rule of American society. Spanning the combined output of artists, the corporate media, and the US government, this remix/ lecture by DANM graduate student G. Craig Hobbs presents compelling video and audio works addressing matters of political power, engagement, and ideological resistance.

Digital Agitprop juxtaposes web-distributed works and archive sources to survey destruction, manipulation, and redemption in this tumultuous period of world history. The show and subsequent gallery installation attempts to recover the original meaning of propaganda—the dissemination of ideas—as a symbiotic form of media activism inherent to new distribution models provided by compressed digital media and the world wide web.