Christopher Reeve - Kingdom of Falling Dystopian Men
Online profiles are like shop windows ; the dating virtual system could be considered as a celebration of the visual / physical aspect of men despite any attempt of showing their own inner side through words that end as flat as the screen where they are displayed. People are locked within their own images and profiles. And by being so, they tend to live up to high expectations that are far from the real life outside.
Without any means to offend the name or the memory of the actor Christopher Reeve, i titled this work after him because he was a model for a whole generation in the eighties that grew up watching the Superman films, and i was one of them. Reeve was the perfect example of an ordinary man becoming a superhero through the movies before being disabled in the real life. And yet he had always been considered a “real life superhero in a wheelchair” considering his great struggle toward recovery.
This work is also a nod to the german philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and his concept of “the Overman”.