iButterfly: States of Being
Ongoing project - 2018 to date
Butterflies become an analogy for the rapid change (metamorphosis) we experience as our everyday routine alters and adjusts to new technological, social and environmental changes. A peacock butterfly searches for individualism, a white cabbage butterfly consumes social media, red admirals become one and the same as all others of the same species unidentifiable as an individual merging into a whole unit, a swallowtail is broken down into parts as it connects itself simultaneously to different spaces
This work depicts my experience of an online and offline socially constructed world where our dissipated selves are connected through multiple systems. The way we think and the way our brains are wired are influenced by the ever evolving notion of the networked-self where technology is evolving exponentially. Globalization’s widespread standardization produces de-differences that reduce characteristic differences such as that between individualism and the dissipated self, the self and the other, being connected and being alone, and homogenization and subjectivity.