From the cutting room floor this month we present further reports of territorial incursions from the New Town experiment in the form of Kilometer 13 - a new short video by avatar Jim Broadband. Riffing from border disputes in the disputed territory of Catalunia, New Town is a breeding ground for rumour and slack talk of all kinds.
“I know a guy. A guy in New Town. He can get you over the border. All borders are porous - for a price..."
'A conversation overheard at a bar leads me to speculate that this fictional movement of people across the border happens all the time; just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it isn't happening, even if only in people's heads, even if in reality it is happening on an industrial scale. It's just economics. You look at a truck on the side of the road, innocuously. All kinds of things happen outside of view. Outside of view, entire worlds are born and disappear.'
“In the back of a truck somewhere, worlds are disappearing right now. Maybe some new ones are appearing also. Even fictional ones. Things are happening too awful to speak of. Don't you feel it? And who's to say it won't be us in there soon, given the absurdity of everything, of the political situation right now. Who's to say we aren't already in there, maybe in virtual reality or something..." Jim Broadband
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