TODD IRWIN: ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL

ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL

ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL at Ohio University Art Gallery in 2014.

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"The spectacle proves its arguments,” Debord wrote, “simply by going round in circles: by coming back to the start, by repetition, by constant reaffirmation in the only space left where anything can be publicly affirmed …. Spectacular power can similarly deny whatever it likes, once or three times over, and change the subject, knowing full well there is no danger of any riposte."

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Sound systems have long articulated counter-hegemonic views and aspirations. From early in Jamaica to the early 90's Free Party movement in the UK. Sound systems evoke an entrepreneurial spirt. DIY economies grow from yard parties and raves. Sound systems are an antidote to the stark individualism of late-stage capitalism. Sound provides reconquest of space; an articulated enable which can provide alternative trajectories.

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PLAYLIST: 1. JIMMY CARTER "MALAISE SPEECH" 2. PILOT EPISODE OF COPS 3. BERLIN WALL BREAKING NEWS 4. KURT COBAIN SUICIDE COVERAGE 5. SUPERBOWL XXI 6. THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW 7. MONSTER TRUCK RALLY 8. JUST SAY NO PSA 9. SIMCITY 2000 SOUND EFFECTS 10. 1992 LA RIOTS COVERAGE 11. 1800-CALL-ATT COMMERCIAL 13. IRAN CONTRA SCANDAL 14. YO! MTV RAPS 15. THE X-FILES EPISODE 16. WACO STANDOFF 17. WHITE BRONCO CHASE 18. CNN: FIRST GULF WAR 19. GI JOE PSA 20. US ARMY COMMERCIAL 21. BILL CLINTON "NO" 22. RODNEY KING VERDICT 23. MTV SPRING BREAK '94 24. HEAVENS GATE

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