Everything's fine

 

A hounded times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and fifty times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.

 

– Le Corbusier, When the Cathedrals Were White

American empire seems to be entering in declining phase: record social inequalities, privatised prison system creating contemporary forms of slavery, high level of genocides, massive drug addiction – many of factors which USA is struggling for long time are intensifying at once with lack of society interest in resolving real problems.

The fall is not happening equally in every space and time – if Detroit can be an example of final decadence, then New York City can be viewed as introductory scenes of classical catastrophic movie: hidden apocalyptic forces are intensifying, their premises are repressed by participants of the drama, till definitive moment in which destruction will unleash with full power and no return. Americans dreams about wealth, power and their country greatness are growing without conceding facts, increasing their distance from reality.

In this series I'm entering in space between american identity and transforming reality to take images before present order will be replaced.

2018

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© Baltazar Fajto 2018