video composition for projection display / 2006
Artist Statement: Andy Warhol created a prophetic vision of the replicated, commoditized image that would come with the introduction of new technological media. As Marshall Mcluhan would say, such media have become extensions of our senses. they fundamentally alter the way we receive information, while allowing the content of that information to be controlled by hegemonic power structures. A major factor in all of this is the cult of the celebrity. the celebrity’s image is replicated countless times so that they can offer a glamorous, dramatic, and interesting lifestyle that the common person can live vicariously through. In the piece, images flash by at an intense rate, intentionally obscuring the true message that can be clearly seen as long as one does not focus on the brightly charismatic faces within, a message that couldn't be said any better than the John Carpenter's They Live.
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