the post-apocalyptic paradigm
Thinking about it, having spotted these photos scattered throughout the two 35mm rolls I recently developed, it occurs to me that you could certainly (if so inclined) construct a viable argument for just about anything by the judicious editing and juxtaposition of discrete random pictures.
Of course in this case we must allow for the notion that it might not be at all random. Might it not, for instance, be that this series is the product of a darkly bleak nihilistic world view; one informed by a forlorn and desolate despair attenuated solely by its own meaningless contextualisation into a subcapitalist dematerialism that systemetizes consciousness as a paradox? Or, put more simply, one that summarily deconstructs a totemistic dialectic denoting a mytho-poetical totality, whilst simultaneously altruistically reinforcing Foucault’s critique of Marxist capitalism and re-proposing the suggestion that reality may be used to intrinsically underpin elitist perceptions of class? After all, inarguably, the premise of post-semioticist libertarianism states that language may - nay must - be used to entrench the status quo.
Whatever. Perhaps I’ll keep the above discussion for the day when, dressed in black, I take these snaps to the CCP or MGA to submit for exhibition. But for now, rather than precipitating the end of the world as we know it, it’s quite an interesting exercise to curate these pictures of a bunch of clouds, a poster and some shopping trolleys into a funny edit like this.