Fake for Real - A history of forgery and falisifications
House of European History, cultural and historic museum in Brussels, has delved into the history of falsifications. Otherwise information where the question can be asked: is it Fake or Real? The temporary exhibition Fake for Real shows that the flood of disinformation is not just something of today, but has been a problem since time immemorial. History is full of examples in fake stories and objects presented as real.
Visitors are invited to think about how disinformation are told and for what purpose. Exhibition curator Joanna Urbanek explains: “We have to be aware that sometimes we want to be deceived, to transcend our daily existence, to daydream. It’s human to embrace certain fakes. But that inclination can be exploited, and the consequences huge.”
Bruns was responsible for the design & build project in cooperation with design agency Kossmanndejong, software developer Kiss The Frog and film/ motion designer Shosho.