Will the teaspoon in the beer bottle save the world from the Swiss black hole?
Looking at our present selves from sometime in the future, what image would represent our present world, if a beer bottle were unearthed and analyzed as an archeological relic? And what kind of future can be imagined from our present perspective?
According to philosophers and thinkers of the late 19th century, from Hegel onwards, art seemed capable of expressing the zeitgeist, i.e. the spirit of the times in which it was conceived.
If we wish to continue to attribute symbolic and communicative powers to art, then what sort of message would be conveyed by the image of a beer bottle label filed away in the archives of some archeology museum in the distant future?”