Globalization and technology go directly from obscurity to meaninglessness. As the myth of progress continues to perpetuate inequality, oppression and... Read More
Globalization and technology go directly from obscurity to meaninglessness. As the myth of progress continues to perpetuate inequality, oppression and violence, the social landscape becomes increasingly fractured. We live in a time of deferred expectations and anxieties, of hollywood disaster movies and self-fulfilling religious prophecies, suicide bombers and drones. The collateral damage of these new forms of political dissidence are drowned out by the noise of the media. The sustained narrative of the tabloids take form as the modern day colosseum. Identities are no longer built, but bought into - a lifestyle in mimesis of a flickering media images. Advertisements lure us in with their pornographic self-awareness and promises for the future it truncates. There is no truth to search for, but an illusion to deconstruct. The Cartesian gap between desire, the locus of memory and reality reveals how the act of archiving is a result of the societal impulse to preserve the past and cement a coherent collective memory hinged on imagery.