Afterdays Media focuses on archaeological views of our contemporary culture. Artifacts, art, or cultural phenomena that picture us in the past tense.
Monday, February 27, 2012
I thought I'd open this blog with this unassuming artifact: a Pepsi can (circa 1985) found at the site of a burned out warehouse long ago. We featured the artifact in a circular published by Afterdays back in 2004. Observed as a damaged relic, it's a good reminder of how much baggage we attach to our commercial products now - at least the successful ones. And how utterly invisible the lifestyle and identity hype becomes, when unplugged by a little time and decay.
The trick is to consume the contents, not the package ....