FAKE NEWSROOM with Jason Fulford
Results will be posted to www.FakeNewsroom.org Instagram and Twitter: @fake_newsroom
In conjunction with the exhibitions Larry Sultan: Here and Home, and Mike Mandel: Good 70s at SFMOMA, artist Jason Fulford has been commissioned to re-interpret Sultan and Mandel’s 1983 performance, Newsroom. In the original performance, Sultan and Mandel installed electronic news and wire photo machines from Associated Press and United Press International—the same content used by daily newspapers—into the Berkeley Art Museum (formerly University Art Museum). Each day, for several weeks, they went to work as news editors in the gallery, selecting images and text from the news feed, and arranging them on the museum walls.
The new edition, Fake Newsroom, will begin on April 11, 2017. A gallery at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco will become a live newsroom where Fulford, as editor, will work with the daily feed of news photographs from the Associated Press. The public is invited to visit the newsroom to watch Fulford and his deputy editors at work.