Ignorance is bliss

When mainstream media report news in a biased way, people are severely put at a disadvantage and have a rough time, thereby causing confusion in the society. Especially at a time when people in the world today can share information easily, an out-of-control media frenzy can provide tremendous damage to the society. As such, concerns have been raised about media quality more than ever before. What is widely covered by the media on the screen is not always true. Sometimes inaccurate information is presented to the world due to lack of data, and sometimes information can be manipulated for someone else's benefit. We have no way of knowing what is going on behind the screen, without being seen by the public. For those who tend to rely and have blind faith on the media, the world behind the screen is probably the place where "ignorance is bliss”.

 

主要メディアが偏向報道を行った場合、人々は不利益や不自由を強いられ、社会は混乱します。

世界中の人々が容易に情報を共有できる今、メディアが暴走すれば広い範囲で甚大な被害を及ぼしかねません。

メディアは以前にも増して、その質が問われています。言うまでもなく、スクリーンの中で語られている内容が常に真実とは限りません。

データが足りないことが要因で間違った情報が出回ることもあれば、誰かの利益のために情報が操作されることもありえます。

スクリーンの裏側で行われていることを我々は知る由もありません。そこは「しらぬが仏」なのかもしれません。

 

 

Materials :

candle, screen, LED lighting

 

Dimensions :

W300×H750×D150

 

Photo by :

Ikuo Kubota

 

Video  :

video of "Ignorance is bliss"

 

Video by :

Yasuhito Iwata , Johnny Hirota

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