Cultural Theorist

First you told us that our popular culture was rubbish and that the only way to freedom was Art. Then you told us that everything we thought and did was determined by economics and that our language was really a code which only you understood.

Next you told us that our personalities were written in code when we were children in parts of our minds that only you knew about and then you told us that our popular culture was really a means to control us but that you had discovered a way to free us. So you studied our popular culture and taught your discoveries to the Artists who took it and displayed it in galleries and you called this Postmodernism. Finally you told us that everything had become either a code or an image and that we really dont exist anymore. And now you tell us that it's all been a big mistake and that the future is on the world wide web making Art with machines which we dont have access to in a code which only you understand.

You told us Art would make us free, it hasn't'. You told us understanding culture would make us free, it hasn't and now you tell us digital technology will free us.....but it seems like the only one that's free is you.

 Love from your Other X