Monday, January 16, 2023

Past: Julia Scher

"The security camera, early exemplar of our proprioception lost to digital realms. Magritte's Not to be Reproduced no longer surreal but our reality, walking into department stores. Your body could be distended in mirrors sent through ethers appearing before you, behind you, and on facebook to poke, instagram to heart, your body a ghost appearing in other's mirrors. You appear everywhere.

"Like deafferented monkeys in lab experiments we lose control of limbs at the researcher doing studies on our psyche attempting to maximize engagement, a word which now means clicks, their hands in our gloves. Animals living with open brains..."