In today’s culture, we hide behind pretense, masking our insecurities and imperfections with carefully manicured Instagram accounts — painting a picture of perfection, beauty and joy. Some may say it’s pure, unadulterated delusion. Others call it self-preservation. How do we accept reality, with our desperate need to control the narrative as a means to accept and live with it?
In assassiner la magie, artist Gaetan Boisson explores the disconnection between reality and fantasy we create based on our perceptions, as a means to exercise control in an unpredictable world. The artist intentionally deconstructs his radical photo-taking process, and presents all its parts for viewing — exposing the magic trick and massacring what lies beneath. Audiences are confronted with these realities, inciting introspection of their own perceptions and impulses to mould the narrative.
Venue: UltraSuperNew Gallery, 168 Tyrwhitt Road, 207572
When: 26 Mar - 8 Apr 2022, 11am - 7pm