We live in a rapidly changing world in which our perception of space and time are constantly changing. Many people spend more time interacting, working, playing in a flattened world, a world perceived only on a screen´s surface. The games we used to play were made of heavy physical objects, objects that were made to last. these images evoke a sense of human struggle to survive and flourish amid a furiously busy, relentlessly expansive and homogenizing modernity. The era of planned obsoleteness leaves us often lamenting a world where the things one cares most deeply about are continually rendered irrelevant by the pervasive powers of corporate capitalism, for which nothing matters but what can be quantified and monetized.
“For there is in this world in which everything wears out, everything perishes, one thing that crumbles into dust, that destroys itself still more completely, leaving behind still fewer traces of itself than Beauty: namely Grief.” ― Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7]