Revelatory: revealing something otherwise unknown | Fake: a thing that is not genuine; a forgery or sham
Fakes are often considered worthless, but what if we could gain value from looking at what they reveal? At MoRF fakes are explored, mulled over and learnt from, to see if they can transform into objects of social and creative value.
Fakes are not a new part of everyday life, but what is new is the speed at which they can be created, consumed and believed. MoRF takes this predicament as a starting point to explore the use-value, impact and future of fakery through a curated selection of case studies, artworks and historical objects. MoRF asks what we can learn from the fake in public life and if there is ever an ethical justification for its use.
We're delighted to announce that we've now launched the MoRF website and our first series of case studies.
There are four case studies in this first series that explore the use of deception as a revelatory tool, the use of ‘the fake’ in science and the impact of misinformation on health and wellbeing. Each case study has a dedicated exhibition page on the museum website and an overview of our first collection can be found here. Each exhibit features a mix of text, image, moving image and audio.