Out of Bounds


We live in an unending rainfall of images. The most powerful media transform the world into images and multiply it by means of the phantasmagoric play of mirrors. These are images stripped of the inner inevitability that ought to mark every image as form and as meaning, as a claim on the attention and as a source of possible meanings. Much of this cloud of visual images fades at once, like the dreams that leave no trace in the memory, but what does not fade is a feeling of alienation and discomfort.

– Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium, 1988


HodgePodge II. NoBo Arts Center. Boulder, United States. July 1, 2022.

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