We live in the age of Generation Y, an era flooded with technology, constant surveillance, and the projection of each individual's life in a digital realm. We see youth attached to the internet, cameras, and mobile devices, transforming their voices and identity into social media pages. Is the rise of personal technology for better or worse? Are users looking for praise, gratification, self-worth, or something else?
Artists Angela Viens and Jennifer Dwyer analyze this fascinating generation in "Gen Y". They observe how a youthful yearning for instant gratification, sex, and drugs is used as an escape from reality, truth, and the self, creating a disconnect highlighted by projected images of superficial pleasure. They're interested in creating a dialogue between Generation Y and previous eras. What would past generations have done with the same tools at their disposal? What will the next generation be like?
Dates: December 9th - 20th