Junktopia by Chris Marker

January 8, 2009

 Chris Marker’s Junkopia

If Marker’s Zone is the Web, then there’s this memory floating there, about a couple of days on a beach in San Francisco.  Some sculptures angle at the lens and it’s M. in miniature, playful, best seen not said.

I don’t know if the Zone accounts for the erosions of the web– flash video, feh.  I also don’t know how a work of this sort could cut through all the “content” in the ocean.  So I point to it ambivalent, noting that one of Google’s top whatevers said he regretted they were strangling the newspaper, quite a howler.  (Also, make a final metaphor on junk-scraps/torrent files here.)

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