On paranoia and conspiracy: Recent art from Western Australia

Emily Apter uses the term “oneworldedness” to describe a dominant mode of paranoid thought in the twenty‑first century.[1] Emerging from postwar paranoia and conspiracy theory in the Cold War era and the idea of interconnectedness that accompanies globalism and transnationalism, oneworldedness is a contemporary version of a much older tendency—the tendency to perceive the world’s complexity as symptomatic of a fated relatedness.

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