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Selfies
 

Aurora Molina examines the egocentricity that informs the phenomena of the "selfie" and the celebrity's desperate need for attention.  She draws attention to the addictive nature of the selfie, the publicity fix, and creates a series of sculptures that project pop culture’s drug-like dependency on social acceptance.  The selfie becomes a self-perpetuating social disease that feeds off of its own self indulgence and complacency, leaving little or no room for self-examination.

 

We live in a society that elevates the spectacle and encourages the intense glorification of the spectacle of the self- my life in your face - "el yo-ismo" - where sober self-examination gives way to aggressive self-indulgence, obsessive and pathological in nature. This is a culture  in which celebrities set the bar and identities are fabricated accordingly.