Peter De Potter, VAPE SHOP OLYMPIA
VAPE SHOP OLYMPIA is an evocation, a meandering, multi-layered story. It reports back on a perceived reality, signalling different facets of modern culture that have been imprinted in the fabric of life with astonishing speed: the replacement of language by sign language, the pervasiveness of a worldview through the prism of hiphop and social media, the practicality and mechanics of texting, sexting and clickbait activism, the holiness of product, phone and picture. In the midst of all this there’s the individual, presenting himself, questioning himself, positioning himself, producing and replicating himself. Ever defiant, with body and mind synced, he turns what appears mundane spiritual, and brings ritual to what seems impulsive.
Limited edition of 500 copies, softcover, 224 pages, 26 x 21 cm.