Goodbye America by Brad Feuerhelm
Goodbye America is the new volume by Brad Feuerhelm (La Crosse, 1977). Feuerhelm drives us throughout an images sequence on which he activate a destructive process, a target shooting on every kind of “american dream” decline. The volume includes essays by Anthony Faramelli and Ryan Mahan.
Perhaps this is Feuerhelm’s way of saying goodbye to America. His way of leaving a promise land where the milk has soured and the honey has turned to amber. But saying goodbye does not mean that he has left. Leaving is a process that is never complete. The events that structured the need for this book’s political and philosophic intervention will continue to return and haunt the world long after the American empire has turned to dust. Anthony Faramelli