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Darren Cullen

‘Don't Believe Everything Billionaires Tell You’, 2019

Limited edition giclee print - edition of 50 - A2 (42 x 59 cm)

Darren Cullen aka Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives is a south-London based artist from Leeds.

His work uses the language of advertising and mass media to satirise consumer marketing,

army recruitment, greenwashing, and the "Hellish dystopian clusterfuck of neoliberal end-times

disaster capitalism”.

About the work:

Produced during the 2019 General Election as a response to the way billionaire-owned media

institutions manufacture public opinion to protect the interests of the billionaire class. In the run

up to the election, activists, using widely available subvertising methods, installed large posters

of the image in dozens of bus stops around the country as well as in hundreds of tube carriages

in London.

‘Tomorrow's Papers’, 2019

Limited edition Giclee print - edition of 50 - A3 (29.7 x 42 cm)

About the work:

Like a lot of the media, The Sun frequently reports record temperatures in a frivolous way,

while at the same time presenting the disasters caused by global warming as human tragedies

unrelated to the scientific consensus on global warming. Owned by Rupert Murdoch, it is not

surprising, but no less horrifying, that The Sun purposely ignores or palms off the effect that

industry, and the capitalist class's demand for endless growth, is having on the environment, our

weather systems, and the Earth's capacity to sustain human life.

‘Shell - Burn The Future’, (2017-2019) Video, 7’ 38”

 

About the work:

Series of animations inspired by Shell and the wider oil & gas industry's PR attempts to

greenwashtheir omnicidal business plan to extract and burn enough fossil fuels to destroy all life

on Earth.

Email: darren@spellingmistakescostlives.com

Website: www.spellingmistakescostlives.com

Social Media: @spellingmistakescostlives