A Future Now Exhausted

Notes on High-Rise (1975/2015)

Essay
The Avery Review, Issue 17
Sep 2016


“Everything is there: the splintering city, the psychopathology of hyper-connected seclusion, the pas de deux of media and violence. Prefiguring its own extension by media, the diagram formed by Ballard’s fictional high-rise finds its most vivid actualization in our urban present.”

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