FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME
Predicting in 1968 that ‘in the future, everyone would be world-famous for 15 minutes’, Andy Warhol anticipated just how soon that future would come and how long a quarter of an hour would feel then. The future did soon come, and with it arrived oversize events, myriad experiences, countless personalities, a sense of urgency, and a loss of boundaries between the global and the personal. Alongside fame, the super-productive gland, developed an industry of endless change, of instant propagation and cognition. We’ve seen stars born and falling, media created and destroyed, voices in crescendos and silence. Come to think of it, it’s surprising that anything appears to be lasting at all.
(waterside contemporary: Fifteen Minutes of Fame, 2012)
Broken Display, 2012