The Ascent of Man

Jayce Salloum

1987, 24:00 minutes, colour, English


The Ascent Of Man videotape series focuses on the way reproductions/representations are used to promote, influence and direct a way of life. The causes effecting an individual's decision making process in and out of one's control are paralleled throughout the tapes with visual and auditory comments on the development of linear thought and seemingly 'logical' action. "Man, once the measure of all, gets run down by his things."

Part I: Silent Running
Part II: Conditions of Mercy
Part III: Acts of Consumption

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