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Contradictions (2007-2008) - Filippo Minelli

Editor's Note: When I first came across this project, it made me a bit uneasy. I do understand that the artist is presenting a contrast between an assumption in advanced industrialized countries that technology will revolutionize our lives, and the reality that many parts of the world lack the infrastructure to support those technologies, thus limiting the scope of such a "revolution." But, by grouping these countries together (Mali, Cambodia, and Vietnam) as a flat representative of the developing world, they become just that, a backdrop to make his point. Thoughts?

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Charlie Mylie Dec. 17 2008 22:19Reply

Do you think anybody in those communities care? What ethic system is the artist responsible to anyways?
Just more visual pollution in my eyes.