Everydayness, a series of drawing threating contemporary Spanish Society. @intercambiador acart
Everyday becomes a zone of boredom. The "everyday" is dominated by social media. Everyday we shoot and snap, upload and download. Everyday we sink deeper into social media addiction, addicted to the very power that controls and uses us to it own financial ends. We become invested in the idea that divestment of certain rights (to privacy, for instance) are necessary in order for us to profit from social media. To escape from the mundane, then, we bargain with the greater society. In the process, we are free to create an alternate persona in an odd exercise of fictional self expression. This in turn inhibits true expression and in time authenticity spirals into entropy.
In Jean Jacques Granville's "Autre Monde," a metamorphosized hybridization of humans develops, humans that act like animals in a city that represents the urban organism, a panorama of a lost paradise with domesticated humans in the social space. Granville's illustrations depict aspects of the social spaces through metaphors embracing the everyday by using animals as symbolism, combining the human and animal worlds and clothing the animal as a human and expanding the meaning of a bourgeois society in decadence. He later inspired Goya in his "Caprichos" showing the expanding power of the church in Spanish society, a society increasingly in the clutches of the religious fanaticism of that time. He chronicled everyday Spanish life through savage satire, ridiculing superstition, marital status, prostitution, prejudice and religion. Animals are depicted as the aristocracy, so too with soldiers, clowns, drunks, gypsies, beggars and others in an architectural fantasy of everydayness.
Molina's drawings demand a new space within the social space itself. It is a self-critique to the realities shared by everyone who lives the everyday capturing #life and how they #lovemylife. It becomes essential to share your everydayness in a fictionalized space within the fictionalized parallel world. Seen through a zoologist's lens, this
"Everydayness" series reveals anthropomorphic creatures in a fictional urban setting in a society that sees itself as utopian in nature. In a compilation of photographs documenting everyday life and routines, teens taking selfies, elders contemplating protests,
metro stations, etc., the construction of a cityscape emerges. Another dimension to the urban reality is the digital platform. For this series of thread drawings on fabric, Molina explores the contradiction and confluence of space and action in any society.The modernist model demands a new space within the social space itself. The intention of using thread to create this series speaks to a a woman's tradition and role in a culture dominated by hegemonic masculinity. The softness and delicacy of the medium dignifies a woman's opinion and presence in the social space.