Pink Floyd “Animals” Album Cover

Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism, which it started reading on the recommendation of a tutor in a one to one tutorial, On the first page of the book, it mentions the image of a pig balloon on top of a Battersea Power Station, the cover of the Pink Floyd’s Animal’s album. I saw the building several times because it was under construction near the college, but I didn’t know it was so famous that it was used as an album cover for a famous band. Anyway, the album cover was inspired by George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm” and It was a moment that reminded me of the animal farm that I read as a child. Animals that have gained freedom from humans but are victimized and exploited by pigs of high knowledge, pigs walking on two feet as if they were humans after all. This novel was published in 1945, and it allegorically expresses the times of that time. However, even after 75 years, human society has not changed much.

Working process

American First.

bleach, manual respirator, single video, 2020

The development of information communication technology has brought us the opportunity to receive an enormous amount of information, and through simple portal site search, we can easily get the information we want. This situation can deliver more professional and accurate information to humans like double-edged swords, but on the contrary, it can be easily exposed to fake information. Not long ago, there was an incident in which the president of a country almost caused a lot of casualties by delivering false information to people during a public speech.

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When you think about race.

In 2020, when the world suffers from Pandemics, the Black Live Matter movement took place around the world again in memory of George Floyd, who was victimized by excessive police suppression. Human beings are composed of various races, including white and black Asians, but there are many discrimination and conflict within them. One of the biggest reasons for this discrimination is that mankind is still a white-centered society. Everyone knows that many European countries in the past have built colonies in many parts of the world and thus accumulated huge wealth. Was it possible because they were superior to other races? Perhaps most people know the answer. In Jared Diamond’s book ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’, he talks about the benefits of form on the continent as the first reason that European countries have been able to stay ahead of other countries. The form of agriculture is more affected by latitude than longitude, with Eurasia being the longest continent on the side. In other words, it means a large area with the same latitude. This has brought the spread and development of agriculture to Europe, and the development of agriculture has led to population growth. The increase in population also created an empire, in which letters were born. The birth of letters caused the development of technology, or military power, through the database of records. Secondly, many mammals such as cattle horses and pigs that can be domesticated live in the Eurasian continent. This livestock has had a great impact on agriculture and technological development and have also given Europeans antibodies to the germs held by various animals. When Europeans arrived in the Americas in the past, the natives, who had only antibodies to one type of germ, were exterminated. As you can see in his book, the reason why European countries representing white people were so powerful is because of environmental factors, not race. These days, articles about Asian abhorrence are frequently published because of the coronavirus. Although it is true that the virus spread first in Asian countries, it is only for a number of environmental reasons and should not act disparaging Asians. In a time when many people are struggling and exhausted by the coronavirus, we should cooperate with each other to cope wisely with the post-corona era, rather than confront each other between races.




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‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’ by Jared Diamond


There is no hero.

Mixed media, Variable installation, 2020

When we watch block-buster films that are attracting attention around the world, we can easily see a certain country – America or Americans – fighting for humanity and saving the planet. In fact, they interfere and influence conflicts in many countries around the world. However, the worldwide spread of the coronavirus from a few months ago has degenerated the United States to the world’s largest numbers of virus infections and deaths. They shouted that the United States was the best in the world, but they were knelt down by the invisible virus. Nevertheless, as in the film, the heroes who appeared when the crisis approached humanity were never seen.