[rumori] simulacra nation - ahead, again

Sabrina Austin [rumori] simulacra nation - ahead, again
Mon, 12 Oct 1998 08:59:39 -0700 (00908207979, 01BDF5BE.A5037320.sabrinaatuserinterface.com)

"There is nothing inherently wrong with using harsh images to shock audiences out of their complacency, to dramatize the ways in which
our society has gone around the bend. Indeed, real-life
hideousness--juvenile crime., family abuse, racial hatred, inner-city
despair--worsens every day. The problem is that there seems to be no
end on the horizon; we are progressing toward a point where nothing
will be left unseen. And when everything is laid bare, as viewers we
will have no way to engage, no way to use our own experiences and
ideas to interpret what we take in. This, it seems, robs art of its
most animating function: the exchange of imagination between creator
and consumer."
"Cheap Thrills, Seriously," New York Times Magazine, 10/11/98
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