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As I’m writing this, there is an active shooter situation at a university in Colorado—a situation that doesn’t even warrant the largest headline on a major news outlet. The fact that Nor’Easters happen less frequently than school shootings and are therefore the bigger news story … I mean, I just don’t even know how to write about this shit anymore.

Posted to Social at 11:05 on 2 March 2018

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Ad Nauseam

It’s pretty fucking sickening we live in a time and place where reading that fifteen high school students are dead in a random, gun-related attack feels repetitive.

In case you don’t click on the link: it is February 14, 2018. We are 45 days in to the year and this is the eighth shooting at a school in America.

Posted to Social at 15:06 on 14 February 2018

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The War Against The Poor

I can feel the anxiety of generations wherever I am. Everything about our reality seems a fiction, consumed first by the idea of selling a narrative. The packaging says freedom but the content is debt.

The thing about absurdity is that it will pour mud on your foundation until you stop trying to build the damn house. Fake news is not going away, it’s just going to turn in to fake people, fake events and fake porn. The level of distrust we feel now for our reality is only going to increase. Get a grip. And hold on.

Late capitalism is tightening the ropes. Within its cage is a world of perpetually shiny, new and meaningless consumer products, whose function increasingly seems solely to prop up as much wealth consolidation as possible before this machine finally dies.

Posted to Social at 09:28 on 6 February 2018

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—Colin Smith. Born 1982. Some punk rock kid turned multidisciplinary artist & graphic designer-type. An Alaskan in Oregon by way of New England, Georgia, Texas and California looking for hope in the wind. Working in the various languages of truth, systems and identity.

I create works of assembly. Taking a variety of disparate components in any given medium and attempting to build a cohesive whole, I look to mimic the disorder and confusion our conflicted, human lives end up creating naturally through time. My focus is not to communicate through any single process but rather create a language that translates across aesthetic approach; a message that resonates by any means of interaction.


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