“In contrast to the concrete metaphors in the urban architecture and the materiality of construction, the bodies and flesh of the workers on the beach refer to something humane: of the flesh, tactile and intimate, something that is deeply lacking in these isolated lives.”
The digital image is an image file. It has no form and is invisible until it gets interpreted and transformed by software or the internet user. In the process of being made visible it is staged or performed.
“Nevertheless, the current submission of spirituality under the rules of the capitalist market, forced by an armada of suppliers, is a development, which has he potential to irreversibly transform questions of belief into marketable services and tools.”
“He accepted his death and was going to show me how it should be done. The last lesson a man can teach his son.”
“I often ponder where all of these social media images are saved. I wonder if the social media magnates responsible for these sites of convenience have some sort of bunker somewhere, perhaps in a methane crater in Siberia where they store every image that has ever been posted”
“We have been sold a pup. The West Wing and similar political utopias have propagated the notion of the dignity of presidential office and of those who hold it. But It is hard to match this benevolent, patrician vision with our sordid reality”
“Cracknell plays with aversion and identity politics while also employing the device of youth and the embattled ideology of innocence that comes with it.”