Ehemals war alle Welt irre
The surface of social media provides insight into a fantastic world full of beautiful images, positive emotions, authentic personalities and expressive self-realizations. It seems as if happiness has finally achieved the well-earned entrance into social life and as if modern culture has been successfully liberated from the uncomfortable historical whims of its irrationality and absurdity. The work Ehemals war alle Welt irre (Once all the world was mad) displaces this view and articulates cynical answers. It contains caricatures of a reality- and self-idealizing image culture whose patterns and contents can hardly be distinguished from advertising, triviality and masquerade.