Greener Than You? (phase 2)
MilePost 5 The Lofts
The ideology of Green is an idea where we find comfort even though we have unease at the same time. Ideology is always based on the fantasy of the ideal, of course making it impossible. To be fully Green is death. We have multiple identity-based ideologies and in order to be any one of them completely we would have to shave off vital parts of ourselves. I know I don’t want to do that. Balancing our ideologies is definitely something I struggle with, but I know it’s not a winning game, so I need to learn how to be comfortable in knowing I can’t win. We think of being Green as our own and forget the systemic nature of how it has become something to be. Our ideologies are usually places where we find comfort, enjoy being, and can congratulate ourselves for getting it even if we sometimes don’t. I guess that’s why we maintain them. I love Green not because I’m a gung ho environmentalist, instead I love it because there’s a certain hope in not knowing how to think about it yet.
Exhibited at Milepost 5 The Lofts May 2010