CAMPO Nieuwpoort, 31-35 Nieuwpoort, 9000 Gent (BE)
Opening times: 20:30 - FREE ENTRANCE WITHOUT RESERVATION
Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Emmanuel Van der Auwera’s Central Alberta - Locus of Control is an extension to his earlier film A Certain Amount of Clarity (2013).
Bestgore.com (BG) was created by Slovak-Canadian Mark Marek in 2008. The website hosts explicit photographic and video material of events including murders, suicides, torture, mutilation and horrific accidents. With an estimated 10 - 15 million monthly visits, BG is currently the biggest shock site in the world, seen by approximately 45 million people annually.
Through authored opinion and user comments, the website exalts extreme ideas such as holocaust denial, far right-wing worldviews and conspiracy theories. Marek was arrested and charged (under Canada’s obscenity law) with corrupting public morals. He will be tried later this year. His line of defense is to portray himself as a whistleblower.
This showing uses theatrical means to bring forward the atmosphere of the digital forum by reenacting actual exchanges posted by members of the BG community.