John’s work reflects on the way artifacts and content are created and consumed in today’s world.
The mode in which art, content, music, etc, are now created, is by collaging and rehashing creations from the past. John's work is inspired by Mark Fisher’s core idea in his book “Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures”: that the present, and our conception of the future, can be seen as mere revivals of the past. This phenomenon is highlighted by the recent development and prevailing dominance of AI technologies - it is essentially systems that learn and create from existing data. On an ontological level, these systems cannot create new futures, but only echo the past.
John’s work plays with and reflects on this Frankenstein-esque feature of late-capitalistic productions and consumptions in composition, references and text.