Vanitas is the emotional vacancy of repeatable, predictable forms; it is the emptied, utilitarian expectation you feel looking at a modern city's horizon, the power of architecture quietly choreographing our lives.
We want to destroy Vanitas.
Like witnessing the demolition of a building, the rupturing of Vanitas produces a surge of emotions: adrenaline, panic, anger, and most importantly, absurdity.
Through a combination of theatricality, poetics, and technology Vanitas shows how stories we attach to technology influence how it evolves, and reciprocally, how we evolve around it. However immaterial stories are, they have the power to buckle concrete and bend steel, and they can be difficult to escape.