Well, actually, a communist reveals his blithering idiocy:
In one room, Jane and Louise Wilson\’s film Star City, shot on location, is shown on all four walls using four projectors. It\’s an all-encompassing, smothering experience, symbolising the capitalist state\’s suppression of the individual for the sake of profit.
Eh? We\’re comparing the Soviet Union with capitalism and saying that capitalism does (OK, did) the suppressing of the individual?
The space race wasn\’t about getting to the moon: it was about who might get control of space, and what that might mean for peace on Earth. The exhibition\’s main theme is escapism – both through the space race and science-fiction. I took this to be symbolic of the escape from capitalist barbarism that the Soviet system as a whole achieved.
The Soviet system was less barbarous?
Now, where did I put that cluebat?