There was once a famous scene in the American TV programme, Six Feet Under, in which a woman ran into traffic and was killed because she saw a bunch of blow-up dolls accidentally released into the air. She thought she was witnessing 'the rapture,' in which Christians would be taken back to heaven, and she didn’t want to be left behind. This character represents the millions of real people, in the Western world, who are afraid of this phenomenon. L3FT B3H1ND, a project powered by Coppermine Photo Gallery, connects the rise in fundamentalist Christian ideology with the convergence of media in ways that are funny, irreverent, and scarily prophetic. 'The Convergence of Media,' reads the site, 'is a similarly unknown/ unknowable point in the near future when all media become one (and all distributors become one) leaving artists (and everyone else) behind.' At L3FT B3H1ND, you can register your artistic stance as a Mode, a Mod, or an Ode, in anticipation of a forthcoming apocalyptic moment. So submit, before it’s too late--tribulation be damned. - Peggy MacKinnon
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