DIS

 

 

In our heads we are quite close to no longer being able to determine between what is real and what is fictional.

 

„Dis“ deals with the transitory nature of all things and with the effect of television on the generation of today. Only a few years ago people went to a cinema to see the news. Today one can watch almost everything in comfort at home. We are constantly fed with a stream of images and information, much of which is quite useless. Through this, our capacity to absorb, comprehend and emotionally digest what is presented to us has sunk to a very low level. With one click we are in the middle of a war, with the next in grandma’s cooking- show or some other trivial form of entertainment. We see dead bodies in Iraq and starving children in Africa while on the next channel we can voyeuristically „share“ in the lives of the rich, beautiful and successful of this world. This leads to a phenomena, which I call „disconnected“ because we only see and maybe hear the shown events without smelling them or really feeling what is going on. They don’t effect us emotionally. In our heads we are quite close to no longer being able to determine between what is real and what is fictional. Perhaps it will go so far that we actually don’t really believe that the events shown on the TV screen are real at all. Are they only a perfect illusion.

 

Photos by Karen Schultze, Cyril Combe