Hunting for Love
People hunt each other; people are always looking for ways to communicate with each other; when you hunt you expose your prey.
Nowadays a big part of our living is virtual. Tools such as Facebook on internet are developing a language of new social virtual behaviors. The appropriation and use of this language (recognizable icons and status) becomes a metaphor of the hunter and their prey. We chose Facebook, the biggest social network, because the predetermined templates – phrases become weapons of social interaction. On this platform you expose your self and THE other, you declare ownership; you belong to someone or you own someone else.
The counter play of the ready-made animal imagery and the Facebook status’ is a subtle gesture that demonstrates these concerns.
Series of 3 intervened ready-made tapestries portraying kitsch animal images, embroidered with the Facebook status phrases. What can be more cheap and ephemeral than a Facebook status?
Project made in collaboration with Nicolás Cuestas