Words Fail Me
A historical oscillation exists between word and image. With either holding sway at different historical moments. Photography came into existence at the very moment when the world strove for universal literacy. The success of technical images (ie photography) has displaced the word. We now aspire to an imagined lifestyle that is projected by images (advertising). Unfortunately the decline of words leads to a loss of analytic skills (and hence to fake news). It leaves us vulnerable to manipulation and abuse. My project imagines a place where word and image seek balance. A place where imagination and logic meet on equal terms. Where the contradictions within our culture enter into a sustained dialogue.