Statement on this work
As opposed to a dystopian state of catastrophic human failure, this work imagines an “inverted utopia.” A place where suggestive soft-force corrals the human spirit. This idea takes into account the many past utopian visions that have been reliant on seizing power. I wonder what this fascination with controlling and organizing society in one and only one “correct” way really means.
It seems only natural that the lofty visions of utopian societies will drift toward an inversion. Like a cruel marketing scheme, an ideal to be dreamed but never achieved. Indeed, as the etymology of utopia from the Greek words for no-place suggests, perhaps utopia is merely a political distraction moving the body politic into dystopia without having ever realized it.