Willful Blindness Present

Willful blindness (or contrived ignorance) is a legal term used in the United States to refer to the situation where someone arranges to create a context where they are able to claim ignorance of a piece of information that they could and should and even actually knew about. Think morgage loans from banks, child molestation in the Catholic Church, the Iraq War or the political scene in general. In a sense, we are all afflicted with willful blindness. This concept serves as a perfect frame for the visual representation of the state of my country and relevant global issues.

I would try to orient my creative energies toward significant issues that concern the public in general; issues that deal with everday life, our individual selves and the context within which these unfold and function: the country, the homeland. Things need to be integrated so that culture as such once again may assist us in becoming more present in our own lives both on an abstract or philosophical as well as a more concrete and realistic level.