Correspondence with Transport for London, 2019.
Continuing my study of social triggers and how they effect us on a subliminal level, I became interested in the audio announcements that play in the London tube and rail stations. The frequency with which they play, the overbearing volume levels and the message of paranoia seemed to be targeting and enhancing peoples sense of distrust and fear. The idea of 'something that doesn't look right', projects a broad concept of morality in peoples minds, what is right and wrong and what does it look, who does it look like. I decided to open up a correspondence with TFL using a fictional version of myself to try and understand the meaning of the message. The title of Panoptes refers to Argus, a many-eyed giant in Greek mythology.
intimate disasters of a dissolving empire of time lost, (crash series).
and suddenly there is a tidal wave
now that you've made me want to die
there's a filter that pushes the clay
the bricks that built the cathedral (future semiotics)
I reach out and all I sense is a white bloodless fog
they see you the way you see you