1000 images; a word is worth a thousand pictures - curator: Alexandre Melo

1000 images; a word is worth a thousand pictures - curator: Alexandre Melo

Image, images — they seem to be the undisputed winners of the ever-swifter contest of cultural transformations that have taken place over the last century. From the celebration of the rise and generalization of the global circulation of a new type of images (photography, cinema, TV, digital), in the turn of the century we moved on to the realization of the triumph of the empire of the images. Concurrently, due to the contradictory nature of all processes of cultural transformation, we start hearing ever louder denunciations of an excess of images, warning us of the dangers they pose as they drown meaning itself in a swamp of endless images which are made irrelevant by their sheer volume and the speed of their epidemic spreading. This phenomenon has been growing in the snowballing commotion of the (anti)social networks that feed the great digital-communicational sty; and whose criminal and predatory vocation only now starts to deserve our attention.

1000 images; a word is worth a thousand pictures - curator: Alexandre Melo

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