"CARGO CARRY CULT.
charged voyages in algo measure."
15:13 min., 2013
Video accompanying a lecture performance at "WWTBD - What Would Thomas Bernhard Do," May, 2013
Wiener Festwochen at Kunsthalle Wien, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Lucas Gehrmann, Cathérine Hug.
With thanks to Tav Falco for his contribution.
CARGO CARRY CULT
While the visual stimuli
of financial market transactions
- mathematically generated but
erratic nevertheless -
exalt the imagination.
Perpetually seeking dissolution
surreal dichotomies of relationships
invisibility and omnipotence
inconceivability and ad hoc access
time as an object
and space as
the transcendent medium of objectification.
While the ancient Greek placed coins
on the eyes and tongues
of their deceased
to pay Charon for passage to the realm of the shades;
the phenomenal world of terrestrials
darkens and suffocates
in the presence of algorithmic flashes
whose moneyed microseconds
a social event horizon beyond human perception.
The aesthetics of coded resolutions
conceal an elaborate fiction
which glorifies the mind and the body
as volatile and fragmented
and thus quantifiable neuronal objects.
Not one of us lives
the present at such dizzying heights
except as dormant
The automated crest
they call the future
the present before the moment emerges.
And all image erased.