Strip malls and Blockbuster Video stores are unlikely to one day elicit
the same nostalgia that the Hudson¡¦s department store
did. "People whose memories are tied into all these (old) places are
going to be devastated when all this goes."
Instead, she suggests Vergara¡¦s photography and ideas
should be viewed as a meditation on civilization.
"People misinterpret ¡¥ruins¡¦ (as) meaning
¡¥ruined¡¦," Santos says, indicating the offense
many people have taken to Vergara¡¦s assessment of
Detroit. For her, ruins is a positive term which aptly conveys the
strong symbolic meaning of Detroit¡¦s abandoned buildings.
"I think Detroit was a big dream like Paris was a big dream.
It¡¦s just the old dream is being dynamited and
there¡¦s no new dream to replace it. Who is going to dream
about casinos and a ballpark?"
Concerned by the millions of refugees, migrants and dispossessed,
Brazilian Sebastião Salgado photographed in 39 countries in 7
years. Why? "My hope is that, as individuals, as groups, as societies,
we can pause and reflect on the human condition at the turn of the
millennium. In its rawest form, individualism remains a prescription
for catastrophe. We have to create a new regimen of coexistence.
Currently the world's largest engineering and construction site, the
Three Gorges Dam project along the Yangtze River in Hubei province
China, has displaced over 1.2 million people and destroyed 11 cities
(in less than 6 months). The resulting 400 mile long reservoir will
supply enough water to generate 84 billion kilowatts-per-hour of
Burtynsky¡¦s recent large-scale colour photographs survey
a critical period in the evolution of this rapidly changing landscape
and its inhabitants.
change in transforming
American ruins(by Vergara)
soldiers, the past
critical, a historical monument
working back claim now it is american memory. everyday life experience.
Salgado in photography, he is the god
what is human mind. in humanism, humannity.
question is universal. human
danger, turning, debate
BurtynskyL larget-scale photographs
what is difference between neolibralism and capitalism
1970s something happens
present-deploy something individually.
WhatKeysianism relate to neo-liberalism
equality. it is not straight full.. go to work. work for job
religion sense. logic
After Pinochet of Italy, Thather and Ragen began the neo-liberalism
Want to develop, anachy, critial theory, hegemony,
neo-liberalism-pindown and capitalism-pindown
a closure -> England, Scotland and Wales
startt off(beginning), globalism today.
Marx, so cold private accumulation
the idea of contemporary communism
the big problem-> photograph
Bill Gates and empire
accumulation by de-valulation
Ribinson in space
second life, erotic