When Viewed from the Right Angle....

This is You are a Poser!, a sculpture by Matthew Attard. It's made of Plexiglas, wire, and black paint. From the side, it looks like a piece of junk. From the proper perspective, though, it's a nude figure. It was on display at the Canal 05 art gallery in Brussels earlier this year. It is a commentary on the divide between public life and private life in a social networking society:

In Matthew Attard’s work we can grab a sense of the contemporary phenomenon of externalised intimacy in a society dominated by the increased use of social networks, where each person posts intimate and narcissistic pictures. We live in the era of the Selfie favoured by technological and social advances, resulting in a widespread tendency to tell the story of one’s own life through intimate photos posted on social networks. The private sphere and the public sphere are no longer delimited, but merge into one, an era where one would question the existence of intimacy. The intimate photographs on social media refer to a constructed reality, an expression of one’s ego –oriented towards the public gaze. These ‘slices’ of life represented by the Selfie, are echoed in the young artist’s work in his ‘slicing’ of the human body in sculptures spread throughout the empty spaces.

-via Lustik


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