Thin Ice

Sam Heydt


Saturday March 9th

  • 16mm
  • Canada/Austria
  • 2018
  • 6:31

Illusion won’t save us from reality, even as the sustained narrative of tabloids becomes history and the myth of progress continues to perpetuate violence and inequality. Globalization has moved forward unevenly and no one can say where this "New Frontier" is taking us. Our time is marked by deindustrialization and the exploitation of cheap labor, climate change and clean coal, nationalism and a refugee crisis. The skeletons of old factories serve as caveats of a world increasingly reduced to a bottom line. Yet, these portents are drowned out by the white noise of the media, which lure us in with the empty promises it proposes for the future it truncates.