Jeremiah Elbel

Excerp From NoteBook 76_a.

For quite some time now my interests as an artistic individual have been in exploiting the contemporary human condition in relationship to catastrophic events and disasters in history. I believe that as intellectual creatures using pattern recognition as our primary source of compiling memory images and data information (a biological computer), there exists an innate ability to misconstrue and rearrange actual events that have happened into a whole new reality.

For example, the 9/11 crisis comes to mind as far as an unsurmountable amount of disinformation presented to the American population under the guise of truth. We were given the evidence in a pictorial format, but verbally given another set of information. Anybody that really looked at some of the coverage of that catastrophe should have been able to come up with a laundry list of questions speculating what actually happened. Instead, in large part to the hysteria created in its wake, a good deal of the American populations dissent was squashed by repressive media coverage.

The possibility that this form of brainwashing could happen so easily has had a profound effect on my own work in relationship to experiencing the visual world around me. I started to see my life in little short clips. Strange fleeting moments fading in and out throughout my conscience. Jumbled and misplaced.