Publisher: form + zweck
Language: German English
Product Dimensions: 32 x 21 x 1.2 cm
Release Date: 1994
The end is near. Death is being talked about, written about, studied; bodies are being chopped up, stripped down, disposed of, and, layer by layer, scanned into the digital archive. The very notion of work is in demise, the welfare state is dying; following the end of modern age the time has come for the sweet decomposition of post-modernism. Species are becoming extinct. The senses, first immaterialised and accelerated, now revolve around what is horrible, what is ugly and what is disgusting; the screens offer only fragile defence against the body parts and the corpses which impress us in the internal world of these devices.
Ettore Sottsass summed it all up recently in Münster when he pronounced that the art of design was now obsolete. Design, he said, amounted to making more beautiful canons….
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