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Post Factual Landscapes

© Tine Poppe

Post factual landscapes derive from observing a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored. Post fact differs from traditional contesting and falsifying of truth by rendering it of "secondary" importance. A defining trait of post factual politics is that campaigners continue to repeat their talking points, even if these are found to be untrue by the media or independent experts. In its most extreme mode, post factual politics make use of conspiracies. Fact based criticism of untruths are attributed to a powerful enemy – such as the Establishment or the Mainstream Media in order to turn voters away from these information sources.

The landscapes were created using pigments, paint, water and oil. Landscape place names in image titles are made from internet place name generators.

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