"Please don’t come around here if all you can talk to me about is the weather, or if you have to ask me how my day was. Because I’m not quite sure how well I can handle small talk with the same person I used to be able to understand loud and clear when she was sound asleep in my bed. I’m not quite sure if I can handle speaking to the same person, who never had to say a single word for me to know exactly how she was feeling, as if she were a perfect stranger."
Amidst Times Square’s maelstrom of advertising and commercial culture, Alfredo Jaar‘s animation A Logo for America displays the statement “This is not America” emblazoned across the outline of the United States. Through an apparently contradictory juxtaposition, the work denounces the fact that the word “America” is routinely but erroneously applied to just one part of the American continent. In the 2014 reiteration of this 1987 intervention, Jaar points out that, almost 30 years later, the representation of an entire continent is still monopolized by the same, single country.
(Source: lusidar, via daddyfuckedme)