Years after Zero


2008
400 x 2.600 cm
three C-Prints diasec on dibond each 50 x 380 cm

Years after Zero 12
Years after Zero 11
Years after Zero 10
Years after Zero 7
Years after Zero 13

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Years after Zero

As a counterpart to the long-format photograph "World of Plenty”, "Years after Zero" has identical dimensions and depicts the opposite model of life, showing individual and social failures and sins, mechanisms to escape from fully experiencing life, as well as ways to waste one’s time.
People live without finding satisfaction or peace despite the excesses of the entertainment industry and its products. Drugs, the fan cult around celebrities, and bureaucracy are presented alongside traditional cardinal sins such as vanity, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, etc. Many of these sins are built into the norms of the society and supported by large industries. Greed gets a modern interpretation and personification through incorporators, drug dealers, polygamists, and swarms of children in a single family. Shopping is gluttony in a socially accepted form.
In this image, human beings are lost in a chaotic reality. They live in an urban nightmare full of social and moral decline. Wild nature disappears to the outskirts of the settings of consumerist chamber play.