As part of Electronic Superhighway, this screening of the activist duo The Yes Men’s second film The Yes Men Fix the World (2009, 1hr 27min) reveals their satirical approach, working to expose corporations and government organisations through spoof websites and guerrilla public appearances.
Darkly funny in its political message, the film questions why the market has been given more power than any other institution to determine our direction as a society. Armed with nothing but second-hand suits, The Yes Men lie their way into business conferences and parody their corporate targets in ever more extreme ways in an attempt to wake up audiences to the danger of letting greed run our world.
This event is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Electronic Superhighway Season, featuring artist commissions, displays and screenings, alongside talks and live performances.
Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) runs from 29 January to 15 May 2016.