Let’s Democratise Democracy: Daniel G. Andújar
Through research and action, the artist and activist Daniel G. Andújar questions communication strategies in our society.
Works by Daniel García Andújar (Almoradí, 1966) propose a critical approach to current topics of great interest. Through research and action, the artist and activist questions communication strategies in our society. Andújar uses subversive methodologies and appropriationist tactics in order to expose oppressive power relationships. His interest focuses on the public space where communication is developed and, consequently, where the social structures are established; that not only happens in a physical territory (the cities) but also in an virtual one (the Internet).
Assuming also the role of theorist, Andújar seeks to give visibility to those disparities that are generated by social interaction. This is why he appeals to an audience that ceases to be a mere spectator. He does this through collaboration and inclusion which later becomes an essential part of his proposal. Using irony and humor, the artist connects with the people who help to spread his message and also contribute to create new ones. By doing this, Andújar revises those (failed) technology promises such as pluralism, tolerance and integrity, and proposes to use media in our favor in order to question them and, to create alternative cultural discourses for a more democratic social arena.