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“Newsfeed: Ghost In the Shell” Exhibition Explores Social Media as a Spark for Revolution

MoCADA’s curatorial series at LIU’s Humanities Gallery features photographs from Mohau Modisakeng and Damaso Reyes


Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

eventSparked by the 2011 toppling of Egypt’s 30-year dictator, calls for revolution echo through mass media and populate social networking newsfeeds. In the exhibition, “Ghost In the Shell,” running Nov. 15, 2012 through Jan. 4, 2013, inside LIU Brooklyn’s Humanities Gallery, global interconnectivity and the ways anonymous parties define, construct and support uprisings in and outside of Africa will be explored.

Through projected photographic images in the glass-walled gallery, artists Damaso Reyes and Mohau Modisakeng display images of Rwanda, 10 years after the genocide and depict ethereal soldiers. The exhibition seeks to physically recreate the digital world.

“Ghost In the Shell” is part of MoCADA’s series, “NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond,” curated by Jessica Lanay Moore and Nelson Nance. The multi-venue series features a compilation of new media art, contemporary works and digital installations.

LIU Brooklyn is located in downtown Brooklyn at the corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on “NEWSFEED,” its satellite exhibitions and the events and screenings surrounding the exhibit, visit For more information about the Humanities Gallery, contact Nancy Grove at 718-488-1198 or

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Posted 11/13/2012

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