VIDEO – 20 RED LIGHTS (15 minutes in loop)
The video consists of interviews with four Wall Street executives. Their arguments touch upon meritocracy and self-realization, the benefits of financial deregulation, the social value of financial intermediation, and inequality. The executives’ arguments are, from their particular logic, irrefutable. Once we enter the universe of their language game, everything makes sense. The interviewees are ideological products and, at the same time, sophisticated ideology reproducers.
The visuality of the video is both striking and familiar. It shows the delirium of the new digital imagination that prevents distance and critical perspective.