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Peter Carey’s ‘The Shadow Industry’ at Adbusters

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Are We Happy Yet?

© Andreas Gursky

The Shadow Industry

By PETER CAREY
25 Feb 2012

EXCERPT

“You see people in dark glasses wandering around the supermarket at 2 a.m. There are great boxes all along the aisles, some as expensive as fifty dollars but most of them are only five. There’s always Muzak. It gives me the shits more than the shadows. The people don’t look at one another. They come to browse through the boxes of shadows although the packets give no indication of what’s inside. It really depresses me to think of people going out at two in the morning because they need to try their luck with a shadow. Last week I was in the supermarket near Topanga and I saw an old man tear the end off a shadow box. He was arrested almost immediately.”

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