"THE BEWILDERED HERD" BY EDUARDO CINTRON
September 18 -- October 24, 2003
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18, 2003
MediaNoche, the new Uptown gallery devoted to new media, presents Eduardo Cintron's "The Bewildered Herd" -- an exhibition about the political animal in all of us.
By transgressing the conventions of imaging through digital manipulation, new media artist Eduardo Cintron explores notions of identity and truth in the synthetic reality of the nation-state, where consent is manufactured by an all-powerful, omnipresent and omniscient media. Noam Chomsky and Walter Lippmann, who coined the term the "bewildered herd," are Cintron's original sources of inspiration. Lippmann used the unflattering expression to explain how knowledge is monopolized by an elite few and parceled out to the unsuspecting masses as a way of managing democracy.
Cintron, a promising artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico, went on to conduct his own investigations into media and human behavior. "The Bewildered Herd" exhibition is the result, a series of digital prints and conceptual work functioning in consonance with an interactive, web-based installation. The exhibition is, as the artist has said, the first of several "ensayos" or essays examining the interstices of media and reality.
Artist's talk: October 4, 2003, 2:00 pm.
©2003, Eduardo Citron
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