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Adam Mars Bemoans Our Obsession with Social Media

 - Nov 14, 2014
References: adammars.net & beautifuldecay
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.