A guide to understanding the sea of information in relation to YouTube Conspiracy.
My latest project, this YouTube Channel was created for the purpose of mixing up the Conspiracy Culture a little bit by voicing a few of my own philosophies on the matter. Do know that I have intentionally mimicked the over-sensationalized, cheap, stereotype style of most YouTube conspiracy videos, and there will be a running commentary on this throughout the series. Because, I feel that it is in fact these videos on YouTube that are the real problem with the culture, and why no one takes the information they share seriously.
Follow me as I present my theory on why most conspiracy is so hard to believe, despite the piling evidence that some are in fact, very real.
Tree Lightening- Photography and Edit by Paul Anthony Stobbs
Tree Lightening - Photography/High Threshold Edit
Paul Anthony Stobbs
Through my exploits with psychedelics, staring intensely at the natural design of trees, I came up with the concept that the structure of a tree is identical to the structure of energy, manifested as lightening…Obviously, the energy in the case of the tree comes from the earth instead of clouds, and the flash takes around 50-150 years (which is still a flash in the grand scale of things). The design for lightening and a tree is strikingly similar, however this is not so surprising with a basic knowledge of Sacred Geometry, and the Electromagnetic Universe Theory. Both of which I have included in my work for some time now.
I’ve made a quick mock up here to visualize what I am talking about, with many more on the way soon.
Controlled Chaos - Black Biro on A2 Paper
Being Active is an experimental short on the process of becoming an activist in the 21st century, using drone warfare and the Chemtrail Theory as the driving focus of the narrative. The piece was inspired by YouTube and its large collection of over sensationalised, fear inducing conspiracy videos made by frightened users, who regurgitate the disinformation they originally learnt from YouTube. It’s been a fun process and very eye opening to work with such unique individuals who are involved in regular activism; their devoted passion and drive has truly been fascinating to watch.
Our beliefs, the way we interact as humans and the psychology of persuasion creates the basis for my art practice. I use subtle humour in my work while referencing activism, corruption, and conspiracy. My work responds to the effects and implications of a fear based media in society. This runs parallel to my work inspired by chance encounters and flared passions for subjects personal to myself. With this as my basis, I’ve spent the past year examining the world of conspiracy and the people involved in this world, compiling a substantial amount of material to make art with. However, I am not here to get to the bottom of any mysteries…My focus is and has always been on the people who believe these theories, their actions and their effects on individuals and society as a whole.