An interesting take on life after (or within) post-modernity. Love the metaphors (e.g., a sinking ship, multiple islands) describing the dilemma of being forced to choose without being able to commit; also find it strangely fascinating that Shia LaBeouf is something of a spokesman. See also the Notes on Metamodernism blog.
A fascinating documentary exploring the oil industry in Ghana and Nigeria through multiple vantages, from principals at private equity firms investing in Ghana, to guerrillas blowing up pipelines in Nigeria. Free with Amazon Prime.
My mom created this piece with sounds recorded while taking apart an old Steinway piano.
“This is the fifth piece of the series Tatlin’s Whisper which examines the relationship between apathy and anaesthetization of the images in the mass media. This series intends to activate images, well-known because of having been repeatedly seen in the press, but are here decontextualized from the original event that gave way to the news and staged as realistically as possible in an art institution. The most important element in this series is the participation of spectators who may determine the course the piece will take. The idea is that next time spectators face a piece of news using similar images to those they experienced, they may feel an individual empathy with that distant event towards which they will normally have an attitude of emotional disconnection or informative saturation.”
Read more on Tania Bruguera’s website.