The ubiquitous technical images around us are in the process of magically
restructuring out reality and turning it into a global image scenario.
Bound Artist Publication / 26 Original Black & White Images & Text
12.7 x 17.8 centimeters
Signed, Edition of 100
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Artist publication featuring images created during a single day in documentation of the collections and archives of the Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin, Germany. This work takes as its title a statement by the late philosopher of communications and phenomenology Vilém Flusser, who hypothesized an idolatrous tendency toward image worship in contemporary culture.
Now well into the first stages of a new information age, we find ourselves facing a sea change in the definitions and delivery methods of power (images/information). New distributions and organizations of power offer possibilities for reimagining the forces at play in representing the ongoing story of humanity.
The images in this publication represent some of the most beneficial and simultaneously destructive forces in technological advances since the Industrial Revolution. They pose the question: How high the cost for marching always forward without looking backward to history?
One hundred years from this time / Would anybody change their mind / And find out one thing or two about life? / People are always talking / You know they're always talking / Everybody's so wrong / That I know it's gonna work out right. / Nobody knows what kind of trouble we’re in / Nobody seems to think it all might happen again.
100 Years From This Time / Words & Music by Gram Parsons with The Byrds / Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968)
ROOM #641A, 2017.
Fiberoptic Internet Data Cable and Splice Junction for Covert Surveillance
Courtesy of Deutsches Technikmuseum & Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Berlin, Germany
Professional Photographer (Sept 1888 – Jan 2010). 2017.
Courtesy of Deutsches Technikmuseum & Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Berlin, Germany.