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P(l)andemic & Related Masters Work
There’s another virus destroying the planet - an infodemic, which not only results in confusion and undermines public health responses but fosters extreme narratives such as the “Plandemic” conspiracy theory; Covid-19 as a planned pandemic.

Through several artistic strategies for social intervention, my work aims to discern not only the phenomena of misinformation but how it happens. It confronts the audience with actual, literal information - components of misinformation either sourced, made or remixed by me - through a variety of media; from news to social media, games to documentary, and asks them to make decisions based on how they’re interpreting it. But if an infodemic is the problem, why ask the audience to sift through more? It is my belief that a critical examination of misinformation is needed and only through an experience of it, discerning fact from falsities or fiction, a tacit knowledge can start to exist within our society. Integral to my work, then, are people, where they are the audience, yes, but also participants and subjects who co-create and inform. I use a “learn-by-doing” approach, a theory of education by philosopher John Dewey, which asks the participant to interact with their environment and in so doing, learn/adapt. In tandem, I use Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, where the point of interest is not the conclusion, but rather how that conclusion was arrived at. 

By involving the public in the making I ask them to discover the “how” with me and to become conscious of their decisions: active questioning and adapting through self discovery reveals how misinformation is created and spread - from cognitive bias and ideology to a slew of small, seemingly minor influences that lead to sharing or believing something false.

Liz Dom’s work in relation to P(l)andemic can also be found at venues across Trondheim & Nils Aas Kunstverksted, Inderøy 14 May - 6 June 2022:
- K-U-K, 14 May - 6 June
- Nils Aas Kunstverksted, 14 May - 12 June
- Olavshallen, Screens on 1st Floor, 14 May - 6 June
- Clarion Hotel Bedroom, (inside Olavshallen) viewable from the outside, 14 May
- Cinemateket (inside Olavshallen), Hall of Mirrors (34 min):
- 14 May, 17:45
- 21 May, 15:00
- 4 June, 17:00
- Performance of ‘Viral Load’, Adressaparken, 20 May, 16:00 - 17:00

To play P(l)andemic (2021), visit: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/shared/e3f8423b5bd78cefc7ffecc4d5888f5d
Viral Load, performance investigating the real/unreal/surreal by Liz Dom & Elise Hørgård Unsmo
Screenshot from Hall of Mirrors (2022), a documentary about truth related to information consumption, particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic
The Wheel of Cognitive Bias, installation at Trondheim Public Library
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