"THE OTHER SIDE is an antithesis to our culture’s obsession with perfectly curated highlighted moments. The digital world is constructed on the id...
"THE OTHER SIDE is an antithesis to our culture’s obsession with perfectly curated highlighted moments. The digital world is constructed on the idealization of bigger, better, more, faster. Our feeds are full of grandiose achievements, mega sales, both retouched and carefully rendered bodies and faces.
THE OTHER SIDE wants you to stop and think while looking at its dark silent and imperfect loop. The other side of grandiose shine is real. A side that no one will willingly show. Yes, there you will find struggles with self-acceptance, loneliness, burnout, dissatisfaction with reality as it is… Someone gets it.
While creating the work, I imagined myself crossing the event horizon and free falling into a black hole. I could still see out. Light drops right through the horizon, showing a series of dimmed distorted images of my recent achievements. I’ve been asking myself if moving faster than the speed of light (hype) is the only way out? The work is different from the bright colorful pieces I usually make, but more real in a way. Another rhetorical question of mine – does anyone want real?" – Olive Allen