This is more about words and how they change meaning over time . This is about memories and history and how it can be distorted if not completely erased.
It is also about the future , about blockchain, a network that will pull the world together regardless of color, race, or frontiers. A technology that is taking the world by storm including the art world.
In 2013 The term silk road had been hijacked and had been used to refer to an online drug marketplace run by criminals and drug lords, which was shut down by authorities.
This is my attempt to rescue the term “Silk Road” from it’s hijackers. How? By recapturing the beautiful spirit of openness and collaboration connecting east to west .
A modern version of that glorious time of openness and connectivity is represented here with an art collector cruising the desert on a camel while giving instructions through Siri to buy him a Rothko from Dubai Art Fair. If you think this is far from happening think again! Recently Apple has hired John Giannandre Google’s chief of search artificial intelligence to improve Siri.