On the White Carousel We Spin as the Fire Consumes Us

Ana Torres Valle Pons reflects on extractivism and precariousness within the art system through the metaphor of the carousel.

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  1. George Orwell wrote the sentence “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than ot-hers” in his novel Animal Farm, published in 1947. At the end of the text, the phrase “All animals are equal” is amended by a group of now corrupt pigs with “but some animals are more equal than others”. A gesture that points out how the language of equality becomes the language of oppression.
    Rebecca Herring, ‘Some interpretations are more equal than others’. PIT Journal, Cycle 7. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: 2016.

  2. In his text ‘The Society of the Spectacle’, published in 1967, Guy Debord explains that ‘the spectacle is not a set of images, but the social relationship between people mediated by images’.

  3. “Now more than ever, in these unprecedented times” is a phrase widely used during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic by various arts institutions in their public statements.


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