Last night, Zach and I tried something new. We decided we were not going to turn on the television for the entire day. We'd read, take a walk, contemplate life, or work on something fun. Basically, it was a challenge to ourselves to do something other than waste our lives rotting in front of the television. We thought it would be hard, but in the end, we both rather enjoyed the quiet night.
I spent part of the evening on the phone with my mom. Afterwards, I read a book while watching Zach work on his new piece. A gigantic 3ft x 3ft linoblock. We had the idea that he should do a piece about the culture industry, so this is what he came up with ...
A large human head composed of brands, logos, and icons; the things we fill our minds and lives up with on an everyday basis. The result of a totally administered and capitalist modern society. Conformity, uniformity, homogeneity. The things we are so used to, that we don't question anymore.
It's funny how refreshing it is to take a break from the tyranny of mass culture. I'm not sure how long we can keep this up, but for the sake of our mind, body, and soul, (and because it was actually fun!) we're implementing No TV Wednesday today.