March 30, 2012
SYNTHETIC VERTIGO: 002 Eye Rubs
Vito Acconci, Ed Atkins, Dora Budor + Maja Cule, Jacob Ciocci / Extreme Animals, Adam Cruces / Blondes, Stephanie Davidson / Fan Fiction, Simon Denny, Anne de Vries, Joe Hamilton, Ilja Karilampi, Oliver Laric, Lucky PDF, Jon Rafman, Sean Raspet.
Fear of the dark can by synthesized in a laboratory. Fear of the dark is an arrangement of fifteen amino acids. Fear of the dark is a protein.
–Joan Didion, A Book of Common Prayer
The era of free-market triumphalism has come to a juddering halt, and the crisis that destroyed Lehman Brothers in 2008 is now engulfing much of the rich world. The weakest countries, such as Greece, have already been plunged into chaos.
–‘The visible hand’, The Economist, 21 January 2012