Strong language Some violence Adult themes

Michael Goldberg

Exhibition Dates
7 March - 29 March 2008

Baudrillard has proposed that, when an event and the broadcasting of that event in real time are too close together, the event is rendered undecidable and virtual.

Overview

Baudrillard has proposed that, when an event and the broadcasting of that event in real time are too close together, the event is rendered undecidable and virtual. It is stripped of the historical dimension and removed from memory. He suggests that this process, apart from mirroring the real, in fact begins to ‘contaminate' reality and to model it, leading ultimately to the implosion of image and reality.

 

Michael Goldberg is interested in this very point of collapse. In exploring frameworks for the vivid reinvigoration of memory and a socially engaged and politically charged re-examination of recent historical events, Goldberg addresses our desire for global mobility, both cultural and economic, in the light of our inability to achieve global tolerance. His installation, which incorporated sculpture, video and performance, examined the links between major articulations of power and the more-or-less trivial elements of everyday life - those that have become mnemonic ciphers of our age of anxiety.

 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Michael Goldberg, 'Strong language Some violence Adult themes', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

Michael Goldberg, 'Strong language Some violence Adult themes', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

Michael Goldberg, 'Strong language Some violence Adult themes', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

Michael Goldberg, 'Strong language Some violence Adult themes', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

Michael Goldberg, 'Strong language Some violence Adult themes', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2008