by Mark Amerika
Globalisation is code for "the nomadic flow of multi-national
"Globalisation is stealing me from myself and then, after
heavy manipulation, selling me back to myself.
Globalisation is turning this "manipulated me" into corporate
Globalisation is a religious experience shared by an internetworked
community of "manipulated me(s)" who still, after all is said
and done,pray to the Gods of Money-Junk (and enjoy turning
this "religious service" into a kind of [net] art form).
Globalisation is the answer to our prayers, a way to see
the world, an unexpected opening, a shape-shifting boygirl
slut-thing that allows us to leave our virtual subjectivity
in every port while leaving behind a trail of chunky, dripping
Globalisation is making mouths water, appetites whet, underwear
musky, purity juicy.
Globalisation is faux-reality posing as The Next Real Thing,
excreting minds lost in (cyber) space.
Globalisation is eating this mind excretion up with a silver
spoon and passing it on to the next generation (the cycle
Globalisation is a deregulated playing field where everyone,
especially artists, use highly subversive marketing skills
to attract attention to the fact that they are producing income
from their narratological presence (their metafictional life
Globalisation is a way to use the attention generated from
narratological presence (mythological hyperbole) to ease into
a comfortable middle-age.
Globalisation is a drug that successfully transforms media
attention into its own virus or cultural meme, an enabler
of faux-identities that can be tied to a particular brand-name
which can then only increase its network-value.
Globalisation is altering the concept of art to include work
by unknowns like Amerika, Bey, Blissett, Cosic, I.O.D., jodi,
Mongrel, RTMARK and ZigZelder.
Globalisation is an exotic bird that no one can resist and
everyone wants to make love to."