You & US OR Documenting the Decline of the American Empire
You & US is a journey to the precipice of contemporary American psyche in the days and events leading to the 2016 presidential elections, and their aftermath.
Thirty years later, Jean Baudrillard's overlooked text, America, is taking us through the West Coast - where the imagery industry has reached its paramount, to the verticality of the financial markets of Manhattan and their logic of late capitalism. All while the American empire is falling. Based on his incidental observations and constant flux of sensations and ideas, we're reframing his gaze of America, itself 'a product of a gaze that stares out and finds nothing to reflect it' - while searching for its conter images.