commissioned for Conspiracy Week

Art Exhibition previously on at The Photographers' Gallery in Greater London, United Kingdom. Published by anonymous on Friday 27 January 2017. Friday 10 February 2017 to Sunday 23 April 2017.

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Commissioned for our 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.