Extract from an article of Wolfang Tillmans on Purple Prose #6
problem with youth-culture and the media today is. that young people
are given the impression that they actually are doing something. when in
fact they are only needed as participants in a staged marketing event.
Take for example MTV’s environmental and political messages. all they are
is feel-good messages which leave the viewer with a comforting feeling
of “something is being done about the shit in the world”. The same goes
for the style-magazines interest in “real issues"and the change in taste
and fashion. Have the much talked about nineties really happened or did
we just believe they happened?