The Order and The Method – video; 2014;
The quotes - footag taken from the movie Les Carabiniers by J.l.Godard and a photo documentation of the boxes - INBOX project, are mixed in this video...
In the chapter In Plato's Cave, in her book On Photography, Susan Sontag states:
“ Finally, the most grandiose result of the photographic enterprise is to give us the sense that we can hold the whole world in our hands – as an anthology of images.
To collect photographs is to collect the world. Movies and television programs light up walls, flicker, and go out; but with still photographs the image is also an object, lightweight, cheep to produce, easy to carry about, accumulate, store. In Godard's Les Carabiniers (1963) , two sluggish lumpen-peasants are lured into joining the King's Army by promise that they will be able to loot, rape, kill, or do whatever else they please to the enemy, and get rich. But the suitcase of booty that Michel-Ange and Ulysse triumphantly bring home, years later, to their wives turns out to contain only picture postcards, hundreds of them, of Monuments, Departments Stores, Mammals, Wonders of Nature, Methods of Transport, Works Of Art, and other classified treasures from around the globe. Godard's gag vividly parodies the equivocal magic of the photographic image. Photographs are perhaps the most mysterious of all the objects that make up, and thicken, the environment we recognize as modern. Photographs really are experience captured, and the camera is the ideal arm of consciousness in its acquisitive mood.”