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Blasé Project

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Blasé Project explores representations of identities, behaviors & style in the 21st Century’s art and society, through a series of acts taking on the codes of fashion and media. Blasé means unimpressed with, or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before. Blasé can also be interrupted as being bored from over indulgence. My exploration of the construct Blasé started as an intertextual response to G. Simmel’s essay “Metropolis & the Mental Life” (1903). Simmel examines the factors and manifestations of this psychic state of indifference, typical to the urban individual. “The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and the individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, historical heritage, external culture and of the technique of life” ~ G. Simmel. The first part of my project “Blasé. Unimpressed and Still Existing” was inspired by Simmel’s essay and by Michel Houellebecq’s novel…show more content…
Individuals’ reflections and testimonials, harnessing radical temporality, consumerist comfort & uber-connectivity that might lead to Blasé, propagating the idea of a populace that is largely apathetic. A further happening conceptualized on the idea of the new community and the sense of urgency Blasé concept provokes. The public was invited to engage in a “creative execution” shooting the black and white representation of Blasé using colored-ink loaded guns, poetically massacring the grey reality. Providing not merely a “feel-good-moment”, but also formalistically creating new art works by the public. “I break the bank like an athlete, hon Shawty krunk drunk, fucking up her new Louboutins If I let her in my Masi she might be a trending topic Before she gotta ride it, bust it, pop it, blasé, blasé” - Ty Dolla
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