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Essays & Catalogue Texts

Jeremy Shaw: I Can See Forever

König Galerie, Berlin



… Consistent with his previous work, I Can See Forever outlines a politics of the creation and economy of effects and affects, realities and emotions that raise issues around identity, belief systems, human evolution, and altered states that coalesce around the limitations of the human form. More specifically, the film articulates authentic experience as the point where catharsis, the sublime experience, and their representation form the site of an ethical and political battle for autonomy that one feels forcefully subjected to or offered as a promise of escape. Aesthetically and conceptually speaking, this is not the commonly tasteful politesse of Bourgeois culture promoted in contemporary art. What is at stake is a sense of belonging in the complexity of human meanings …

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