They say Brad Pitt once referred to himself as « the void that fills the void. » A dig at his fans’ neediness or his own hollowness? Or a recognition that the empty spaces between fan and celebrity, watcher and projected image, are filled with both longing and its satisfaction? I got to know the grand dames of Hollywood through the television set in my family’s living room, but the decades between us were distance enough for me to dream in.
→ → Pursuing / you lead me to come to the future.
← ← coming to the future, I lead you / demanding.
→ → 求索 / 你引导我来未来
← ← 来未来我导引你 / 索求
An iron curtain makes a powerful canvas. Images from Sven Johne & Falk Haberkorn’s Aus Sicht des Archivs, documenting life in the former East Germany in the 1990s.
From the office of the future to the office of the past. What endures?