Forgive and forget. That's what we're taught to do with those who've wronged us. But what happens in a world without a memory? What if we're unable to forgive if all we can do is forget? When we lie, there's someone or something injured. They are painted in a false light, as something they aren't. We take away their agency of self-determination. If we are never required to seek forgiveness for such an action, we can't be required to assume an empathy (albeit a forced empathy) for the objects of our lies. If lies don't hound us, we have no obligation to learn about nuanced realities. Life becomes polar, and we can unassumingly maintain the disinterest that encourages lying in the first place.
About The Gallery
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.