We’re artists who support WikiLeaks as it exposes information suppressed by those wielding political and economic power in our societies.
WikiLeaks Art Force encourages and amplifies art that promotes and is inspired by WikiLeaks and its philosophy of transparency and accountability—across all artistic media.
To quote Julian Assange on solidarity with “similarly minded people”—we support WikiLeaks “not because they are moral agents, but because they have common cause with our own feelings and dreams”.*
We see the disturbing ramifications not just of censorship, but also of self-censorship—which is all the more pervasive. When information is withheld from the public by those with power, the latter cannot be held to account. And just as self-censoring art imprisons creativity, a self-censoring media imprisons information. In the world of advertising, the two combine—manipulating desire for profit. In the world of news media, false narratives are created and overwhelmingly adhered to—manipulating knowledge to maintain structures of power. And the information and creativity that is being imprisoned is that which we all need to make properly informed decisions about how we organise our societies—how we live our lives.
We wield the power of creativity to support and amplify WikiLeaks—uncorrupted and independent media, dedicated to publishing that liberated information and protecting its sources.
Naturally, the WikiLeaks Art Force also supports and promotes those who are persecuted as alleged sources of information published by WikiLeaks.