Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Yes Men

The Yes Men

I decided to treat these two artists as one because of their work together as the Yes Men.

Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano shot to fame as the Yes Men in a comedy documentary movie about a couple of anti-corporate activist pranksters as they impersonate World Trade
Organisation spokesman on T.V. and at business conferences around the world. Starting with a spoof WTO website, which accidentally attracts real invites for them to represent WTO, the two pranksters take the opportunity to impress their brand of satire on the WTO experts at these conferences. Amazingly they are viewed as new experts with great ideas and the pair go on with wilder and wilder ideas to see how far they can go.

I got this information from the site listed by Dr Su Ballard on Wikipaedia so I think it should be quite accurate.
The interview below I got from YouTube

Below is a later "spoof'" interview created by these two. I enjoy their work and think that they are using it to try and make a difference in a very cunning and different way.
It was great practice for embedding a video in my blog too.

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