Braindead by Rachel Dilk, clay, paper mache
Description by the artist reads:
No one is immune to the effects of the constant barrage of media propaganda covering our brains. As we are influenced into “fitting in” with the latest trends, we fail to realize that change is inevitable. In a few months, that new Pentium IV computer, the flashy pair of $250 Nike shoes, and those GAP stretch jeans will quickly turn obsolete and the image of the past. So how do we keep up with the ever-changing moods of the advertising industry? Well, no one has ever caught the Energizer bunny.
This past weekend, I watched “The Corporation”–a relatively new film about the metamorphosis of the global corporate entity. The movie was certainly enlightening, but it was also entertaining…with just a hint of inspiration.
For me, one of the most inspiring “talking heads” in the film was Interface’s CEO, Ray Anderson. I’ve heard him speak many times, but within the scope of the film, he seemed much more accessible. He definitely came across as one of the corporate world’s few “good guys.”
The film is by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbot, and Joel Bakan (author of the book of the same name). To find out more about the film, click this link.
I’m sure it’s not a film for everyone, but it will flex the mental muscle. I liked it, but that’s just me.