Untitled (m.j. the symptom)

2020, 40:47 min, color, sound, HD video

Borrowing its text from assorted excerpts from the Mark Fisher-edited essay collection The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson (2009), Untitled (m.j. the symptom) examines the King of Pop as a complex set of contradictory signifiers, a funhouse reflection that is as distinct, spectacular, and compromised as the culture that produced him. So say Kraftwerk in their haunting 1977 song “Hall of Mirrors”: “Even the greatest stars / find themselves in the looking glass.”