PHOTOGRAPHS BY KRISTINA JUZAITIS
AUGUST 2-31, 2018
A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT OF 15 SILVER GELATIN PRINTS FEATURING PROJECTIONS INTO THE FUTURE FROM NEW YORK, LONDON, ITALY, FRANCE, SPAIN, BUBIAI, SVENTOJI AND KAUNAS.
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Since the beginning of civilization, cities have utilized the same basic structure: a working convergence of private homes and public spaces. All cities serve as inanimate containers for dynamic human life and, within their design, as effective conduits for the exchange of
information and commerce.
In 1985, Czech philosopher Vilém Flusser wrote an essay called “Phantom City” where he predicted a time when the urban landscape would be transformed by an information revolution. The balance of public and private would cease to exist. When citizens would no longer need to rely on cities for economic and cultural exchange, the globe would be populated with private homes connected by cables and satellites. Having outlived their purpose, cities would become abandoned monuments of civilization, “the accumulated hopes and dreams and projects of past generations, all of which had come to nothing.”
I was born in the 1960s, and so for me life started before the Internet. For more than half of my life, I have raced breathlessly to keep up with the digital revolution advancing with increasing speed. I look back now and realize that so much of what I love is disappearing: film, print, truth. Will cities be next? Are our cities destined to become the ghosts of our future?
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