This piece continues to evolve. Core description can be read HERE.
The core concept remains, a crowd of subjects walking through the video frame, left to right and right to left. All are using their cell phone, and though initially interacting with other people they pass, they each become less concerned with their surroundings, eventually completely under the spell of the blue or red glow emanating from their respective phones. The world around them also becomes increasingly lifeless.
I am adding an audio track that is my reading of a quote from Pierre-Joseph Proudhon...
“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”
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Rob J Phillips