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The third installment in the MIFF Media Forum Expanded C inema series — Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough presents th e cutting-edge selection of contemporary art works in the genre formed in-b etween cinema\, video and media art. The exposition curated by Olga Shishko (art director of the MIFF Moscow Media Forum) is compiled of the masterpie ces of the modern artists from Russia and abroad\, utilizing pseudo documen tary and mocumentary strategies in their creative practices. Mocumentar y: Reality Is Not Enough poses the question of blurred borders between fiction and reality in the era of media addiction\, infoglut and uncritica l consumption of data and images.

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     Mocumentary\, a genre long-e stablished and well-known to the audience\, gathers significant attention a mong contemporary artists as an active critical strategy. It first appeared in cinema more than 50 years ago as a complete fiction made in accordance to the documentary rules and complies with the parameters of the quality hi storical evidence. Just as a well-made documentary film\, a mocumentary con tains a story supported by facts\, witness interviews\, play-by-play record ings\, material evidence and expert opinions. But in contrast to the qualit ative documentary study\, mocumentary replaces all the elements of the narr ative with false or parody to create a comic effect and becomes a false sto ry from the beginning to the end — events that never happened\, fraudulent facts\, fake experts and counterfeit records. 

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     Mo cumentary: Reality Is Not Enough focuses on the application of the moc umentary practices both as a creative technique and as tool to make an arti stic statement. In contemporary art this genre provides an opportunity to q uestion the truth behind the visible and the transmitted and to deconstruct established historical paradigms. With the help of fakes and simulations m odern artists play out the wide-spread myths\, false stereotypes and genera lly accepted facts. The main goal of the experiment is the audience self-cr iticizing\, propaganda and disinformation in media\, the niceties of the so cial contract and painful historical experience.

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     All the artis ts presented at the Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough exhibition work with imperceptible transition from reality to its distorted reflection in the age of television boom\, media consumption\, and the growing passiv ity of the audience in fact analysis. They represent a critical overview an d an active political position\, creating the new legends by means of video \, editing\, special effects\, and dramatizations. And they can turn all th e tricks of the documentary into a no-lose weapon of art play for rewriting history\, exposing the complexes and defining pain thresholds of individua ls\, society\, eras and nations. Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough displays the cutting-edge contemporary art research in the man's place in history\, the substitution of reality by skillfully crafted illusions and the boundaries between the historical and political statement.

DTEND:20130726 DTSTAMP:20140418T012816 DTSTART:20130625 GEO:55.747061;37.600277 LOCATION:Moscow Museum of Modern Art [10 Gogolevsky]\,10 Gogolevsky Blvd. \ nMoscow\, SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Expanded Cinema 3 — Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough UID:282884 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130625T200000 DTSTAMP:20140418T012816 DTSTART:20130625T120000 GEO:55.747061;37.600277 LOCATION:Moscow Museum of Modern Art [10 Gogolevsky]\,10 Gogolevsky Blvd. \ nMoscow\, SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Expanded Cinema 3 — Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough UID:282885 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR