Publication: Faraway, So Close!
Node Center, Berlin (DE)
A catalog—published in 2014 by Berlin’s Node Center—that aims to reconstruct the (hi)stories behind the exhibition “Faraway, So Close!”, which was part of the official program of the 7th Berlin Biennale.
Excerpt from “Digging Up The Harbor” by Nicola Ricciardi:
The current reality is shaped by images, words and forms provided by a variety of media that often lack the slightest shadow of depth. We are fed everyday by jumbled fragments of truth that help us to understand the world more rapidly, nonetheless more approximately. We are overwhelmed by a continuous flux of overlapping stimuli: like the angel Cassiel warns us in Wim Wender’s “Faraway, So Close!” —the movie that named this exhibition—nowadays people are besieged by new lies every day. Ever louder, baser and more intrusive lies, which dull their senses… so they’re unable to hear the message . Has the incapacity to “hear the message” influenced our capability to understand its meaning?