The Post Reality Show
The Post Reality Show is the ultimate autobiography, a synthesis of all the history, memories, situations, all fused together into a confessional torrent of fear and humor… I am the host of my own reality tv show, my own situational comedy: The Post Reality Show… The Post Reality Show streams danger, dreams, madness, seduction, trauma… The Post Reality Show offers up the fantasy of the artist, as a romantic struggling against the odds; a magician who accesses fantastic places; a wicked provocateur and cultural instigator; and a dreamer who gets lost in the creation of his own world… If the conceit of reality tv is authenticity, then the post reality show is to dispense with the pretense of authenticity, to situate myself squarely within the mediated experience… through the construction of a personal narrative that defies the boundaries of reality + fiction, mirroring the state of the mediated experience… The Post Reality SHOW is in the CLOUD… The Post Reality Show is a trajectory through hypoerreality + hyperspace. How do I do this?.. The Post Reality Show must poke holes or its completely useless as art. It punctures our belief in the value of our addiction and our clinging to the false notion of things… The Post Reality Show is a conversation ABOUT MEDIA ADDICTION PLEASURE… a delicate balance between humor + pathos + catharsis… a stream-of-consciousness journey through the artistic process, episodic fragments that materialize into the UNATTAINABLE SHOW: an EPIC-HYPER-NOVEL from the Bunker and impossible making sense of it all… The Post Reality Show is one LONG TESTIMONIAL concerning the Artistic Process… Moving BEYOND REALITY [beyond the suspension of disbelief] in the creation of a world, my own imaginary universe: that is the post reality. AN IMAGINARY SHOW… THE MAKING OF THE POST REALITY SHOW, with its transgression of reality conditions in the creation of a world the artist must enter into to fully come to terms with the space of VISION; the role of the artist is to bleed the edges of reality in search of meaning (BEYOND); the mechanics of reality construction. Finding the flow of the MEDIA TORRENT, reality on tap, channeled + distributed… THE POST REALITY SHOW is the display of the spectacle in a world that exists in transition between the world as it is and the world as we have imagined it: it is the SHOW, the SPECTACLE and I am the HOST, the GUIDE. The Post Reality SHOW, a Show that was never “really” completed, but happened as PROCESS + SIMULATION. It “actually” happened although its embrace of “actuality” is simulated. Figuring this out is embedded in the work itself, the figuring out is a thread throughout the work… The loss of differentiation between that which is real and that which is not is the STATE of going beyond the suspension of belief. I am there NOW… THERE IS NO END, there is only NOW.