CCTV images taken by Tate Modern, claimed under the Data Protection Act 1998
On Saturday 25th February 2006 we performed an intervention into Rachel Whiteread's installation Embankment and Jonathan Meese's performance Noel Coward is Back: Dr. Humpty Dumpty vs Fra No-finger at the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern.
Primarily, this intervention was of little consequence, it was neither materially destructive nor overtly disruptive. It was intended to serve as a catalyst for an exploration of how reality can be constructed and manipulated through rumour and propaganda.
Adopting viral techniques employed by governments and private companies we disseminated false and misleading information regarding the intervention in order to influence its status and interpretation by others. Under the names of lesser known artists and gallery visitors copied from gallery visitor books we instigated and intervened in discussion at private views and in online discussion forums.
A single, ambiguous image taken on and sent from a mobile phone was released to provide a visual reference, further intrigue, and substantiate and perpetuate rumour regarding the event. Other existing forms of documentation were gathered under section 7(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998. A number of speculative accusations were made in online forums where this intervention was being discussed. This included the alleged involvement of the Stuckists based on their previous demonstrations at Tate galleries. Charles Thompson of Stuckism International wrote about this intervention on wikipedia, titling it Throwing Something At Boxes, 2006, and made an appeal for information through the homepage of their website.
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