Art Installation @ Fresh Paint Gallery, Montreal
Upon entering the room, it feels like the fourth of July in America. The Stars and Stripes of the American flag are everywhere. This abundance of patriotic symbols seems a bit excessive to be innocent however... The eagle has two heads, the Catholic cross is merged with the $ sign and the eye above the pyramid seems to be watching us. The enigmatic maxims listed here and there and the various staged objects invite us to reconsider the history of the United States through its unknown facets. The American people are proud of their country's values, they like to display the emblems of the nation. But are the foundations of America so well-meaning that its people believe them?
Text: Yann Meurot
Photos: Adrien Fumex
Censored by Tumblr
This image representing an attack of UFOs above a beach was just removed from Tumblr. It's a mashup; I created this composition using references from pop culture. The upper part comes from the poster in Mulder's office, in The X-Files. The lower part is a still from Jaws by Steven Spielberg. When I first posted this image, 15,000 people shared it in less than 24 hours. Since then, it went everywhere.
I am not quite sure why Tumblr censored the image, but here is what the page looks like today:
Hegemony is popular
I posted this picture on my birthday and it was picked up by a lot of people on Tumblr. Two weeks later, it has reached over 15000 likes and reblogs! Thanks to everyone who shared it.