Blue is the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in… in this world we actually live in, distance ceases to be distance and to be blue when we arrive in it.
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost (via bookmania)
Collection of open CRT television monitors used in production of photographic installations.     MaxShuster.com | tumblr

 Taken out of its protective, domestic cocoon the CRT television becomes an absurd mechanical apparatus, an historic sci fi trope. Its static screen collects transmissions and interferences from Earth yet about 1% comes from radiation leftover from the Big Bang.  The volts coursing through the electron gun into the wiring are enough to fatally kill though it also provides sufficient energy to create life… The televisions were a key element in the designing of the sets and installations since they gave people a familiar access point. It was interesting watching people drift towards the screens when they were present as if it was communicative and conditional. People’s response to the TV monitor is almost bizarrely alien-like yet it is undeniably human. The screen hypnotizes us, regardless if it is mindless static or something more dulling.

Collection of open CRT television monitors used in production of photographic installations.     MaxShuster.com | tumblr

Taken out of its protective, domestic cocoon the CRT television becomes an absurd mechanical apparatus, an historic sci fi trope. Its static screen collects transmissions and interferences from Earth yet about 1% comes from radiation leftover from the Big Bang.  The volts coursing through the electron gun into the wiring are enough to fatally kill though it also provides sufficient energy to create life… The televisions were a key element in the designing of the sets and installations since they gave people a familiar access point. It was interesting watching people drift towards the screens when they were present as if it was communicative and conditional. People’s response to the TV monitor is almost bizarrely alien-like yet it is undeniably human. The screen hypnotizes us, regardless if it is mindless static or something more dulling.

There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you.
— Jean Baudrillard (via nyctaeus)

Factory Floors. MaxShuster.com | tumblr

"You still don’t believe you are a bad machine. You are a bad machine, that’s why the factory keeps you here…I know because I’m from the factory." -Ahmet, Midnight Express