Joey Holder
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SELACHIMORPHA

The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

Media Wall, Commissioned for Conspiracy Week



10 February - 3 May 2017

Commissioned for Conspiracy Week in February, artist Joey Holder takes a particular scene from the 1975 film Jaws to look at the ways in which manipulated images are appropriated and circulated by Internet culture as ‘fact’.

The scene, which shows a shooting star flaring behind hero Roy Schneider, has become fodder for conspiracy theories. The ease of ‘adapting’ and then distributing images – such as deserts, outer space and oceans – offers a rich breeding ground for the fictional and make believe. Taking its name from a scientific classification for sharks, this project morphs between factual and fictional images, symbols and memes; exposing the continually shifting belief systems we use to define our world.

installation shots © Kate Elliott

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