|The Yes Men and the Haliburton SurvivaBall – Photo via Yes Men @ SurvivaNet.|
Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos form the culture jamming duo The Yes Men. Through their actions, they try to raise awareness about problematic social issues, in their sense. In order to do this, The Yes Men impersonate people of high economical or political influence to expose lies and injustices. They maintain fake websites to raise attention, which results in invitations to interviews, conferences, and talkshows.
We got to see The Yes Men presenting their second movie The Yes Men Fix the World at the Open Video Conference in New York City in 2010.
The movie is available on Yovisto and pictures a summary of many actions they have done in the past years. One of the actions, presented in the movie is the SurvivaBall. As they demonstrate, it is an ‘advanced new technology, which will keep corporate managers safe even when climate change makes life as we know it impossible.‘
Watch the video yourself for a humorous and eye-opening experience.
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The Yes Men
Disinformation Company, 2004