Thursday, 4 October 2007

the signs

Feeling a bit rough today.

Last night's party was fun, full of young people being observed by our coterie of jaded artist types sat in the corner. My friend pointed out one particular young person sat across on the sofa opposite, wearing a Thundercats T-shirt despite being plainly too wet-behind-the-ears to remember the original glorified toy advert.

What would the logo mean? This is a generation brought up before an endless parade of interchangeable signs, emptied out of whatever little meaning they may once have had. Amy Winehouse sang a lamentable pastiche of 60s pop-soul standards in the background. What might the role of the artist be in this ersatz scenario? I'm not sure, but it is disturbing.

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