The Pink Train

AES+F's unique aesthetic is renowned for its hypnotic appeal, classical beauty, multi-layered narrative, and stark alienation. Created exclusively for Sedition, The Pink Train is an excerpt from Last Riot (2007), the first part of The Liminal Space Trilogy concerning the modern world: hell, heaven, and purgatory. AES+F’s work, The Pink Train depicts a kind of hell of virtual violence. The virtual world born from the ‘real’ world of the 21st century is like an organism derived from a test-tube; expanding, leaving its borders, grasping new zones, absorbing its creators, and mutating into something entirely new. Technologies and materials transform artificial environments and techniques into a fantasy landscape of the new epoch. This paradise is a mutated world of frozen time where all past epochs fuse with each other; and where inhabitants lose their sexuality and become more akin to angels.

The heroes of this new epoch have only one identity, the identity of a rebel in the last riot. In this work everyone fights among themselves, and against each other; and no difference exists between victim and aggressor, male and female. This virtual world, that has become real, celebrates the end of ideology, history, and ultimately of humanity.

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