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Chinese propaganda posters from various revolutions had their pixels reordered by an algorithm to suggest history rendered into digital sands of time and cycles of repetition.
In parallel, the happy posters of home life glitching into abstraction alludes to the cycle of life and the transience of mortality. ‘Disappearing’ people is a natural condition of life and it takes on a darker tone when it is your ‘home’ state that is doing the ‘disappearing’. One can disappear and return a ‘transformed’ person.
Unknowing known histories by replacing with innately desirable happy human stories is deeply comforting and blinds the uglier complexities of belonging to civilisations beautifully weaved by mythologies and histories written by victors.