Deconstructing Russian Propaganda through Data and Art

Deconstructing Russian Propaganda through Data and Art

Cooperation between the Digital Media programme of the Bremen University of the Arts and the artists' group Edit Wars.

From 2 to 5 February 2023, an exhibition dedicated to the possibilities of counteracting propaganda through art and data research will take place at the Güterbahnhof, Tor 40. Edit Wars, an international team of data journalists and media artists, has analysed hundreds of thousands of Russian propaganda headlines and created the interactive spatial installation "Propaganda narrative soundscapes".

"How the Russian state exploits images of the Cold War, the energy crisis, historical associations in the invasion of Ukraine and the monopolisation of information space is deconstructed through the analysis of linguistic devices, statistics, visual and acoustic images and projection mapping," say the artists. "We invite a wide audience to the exhibition - journalists, artists, academics and anyone interested in the development of critical thinking and who appreciates the freedom of the media. We will close the exhibition with a discussion on the collaboration of data and art as a new way to counter propaganda."

For those who want to know more about the context, aims, methods and the team behind the artistic-scientific work, the study on the exhibition is available in English at

The spatial installation was developed by students of the Digital Media programme at the Bremen University of the Arts: Slava Romanov, Alberto Harres, Liudmila Savelyeva and Antonio Hofmeister Ribeiro, with the expert support of Professor:in Andrea Sick, Dennis Paul, Ralf Baecker, Asli Serbest, Peter von Maydell, Petra Klusmeyer and Raphael Sbrzesny. The project was realised as part of the Mediafutures art residency, is a winner of the Artists for Media track and is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Propaganda Narrative Soundscapes - deconstructing propaganda through data and art.

Venue: Tor 40, Beim Handelsmuseum (Güterbahnhof), 28195 Bremen.
Admission: free.

2.2.2023, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Vernissage.
3 and 4.2.2023, the exhibition is open from 5 to 9 p.m. each day
5.2.2023, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Finissage with a discussion on the topic "With data and art against misinformation".

Anyone who would like to participate in the discussion, please contact us digitally:

Deconstructing Russian Propaganda through Data and Art

Tor 40, Beim Handelsmuseum (Güterbahnhof), 28195 Bremen

02. February 2023, 19:00