Adam Mars waxes poetic to the "lost MTV generation" in his series, the aptly-titled 'Once Upon a Time, We Weren't Stalkers.' The exhibition features ironic slogans spray-painted across vibrant backgrounds.
The installation acts as a social commentary for the digital age. It speaks to the ways in which technology and social media have actually inhibited and infringed upon our real-life communication and ability to connect.
At first, the phrases might seem comical -- "Gluten-free Cunnilingus," "Carpal Tinder Syndrome" and "The Last Online Lovers" -- but on closer inspection, they are kind of sad. Tragic, really. Underneath Mars' sardonic wit lies a deep longing for human connection, one that is not being met, despite our hyper-connected world.
Adam Mars Bemoans Our Obsession with Social Media
1. Social Commentary Art - Exploring the impact of technology and social media on human connection through ironic slogans and vibrant backgrounds.
2. Ironic Messaging - Using comical phrases on closer inspection to highlight the inherent sadness and lack of human connection in the digital age.
3. Art as Reflection - Using art installations to express a longing for genuine human connection in a hyper-connected world.
1. Art and Design - Artists can leverage social commentary art to disrupt traditional perspectives and challenge societal norms.
2. Advertising and Marketing - Brands can incorporate ironic messaging techniques to grab audience attention and provoke thought about the impact of technology on human connection.
3. Technology and Social Media - Technology companies can use art as a reflection to inspire innovative solutions that enhance genuine human connection in their digital platforms.