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

Obsolescence has given way to the future of the flat and soulless. Taken out of its protective, domestic cocoon the CRT television becomes an absurd mechanical apparatus. 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 gaze then 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

Obsolescence has given way to the future of the flat and soulless. Taken out of its protective, domestic cocoon the CRT television becomes an absurd mechanical apparatus. 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 gaze then 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

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
— William Gibson, Neuromancer (via cyberpunkquotes)