In this video installation by Phil Collins, young people in Istanbul karaoke to songs by the Smiths. The re-contextualization of the music gives the lyrics a renewed political significance.
Beyond the initial site of interment, the viewer may explore a surrounding Holy Ground in which the ubiquitous default cube and its various motifs of simulation manifest as sites of worship; a Cult of the Cube, imbued with evidence of a mysterious system of religious symbolism. The piece is presented as a journey, beckoning the viewer to explore and discover a liminal space between simulation and reality.
-- EXCERPT FROM STATEMENT ON "MAUSOLEUM II" FROM INTERNET ARCHAEOLOGY
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