Conscientious' cutting-room floor blog
JMC: You know what, I might as well say this. I have no problem with that work. It’s fine for what it is. What I do have a problem with is the way there’s supposed artistic weight hung around it, by making all these claims, about “the history of street photography” or, even worse, “we’ve reached the point where it’s a hyperlink. That represents just how alienated we’ve become from reality.” Seriously? So we’re looking at funny snapshots someone picked off GSV, but it’s about how “alienated we’ve become from reality”? Really? I know artists need to embellish their work with theoretical stuff to impress art critics, but it really rubs me the wrong way, especially in this context.