Obsolescence culturelle

Created by Simon Rivest

Produced by Marie-Pier Gauthier

Consumerism and progress are like a great wave moving faster all the time. And like a wave, the phenomenon leaves a proportional void after it passes. I’m interested in these large and small voids, in the interstices and imperfections in a society that does all it can to forget them. The trough of the wave is obsolescence. It exists in direct relation with innovation, a catch-all concept that promises futurist prosperity. The two are not in opposition; they are two viewpoints on one and the same phenomenon. Novelty leads to obsolescence. I chose to talk about obsolescence because it offers me a critical stance. As individuals, we are constantly torn between innovation and obsolescence and as creators, we are all involved to varying degrees.