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Magda Kirk

Magda Kirk proposes an interpretation of the impact of technology on man. We are confronted with obese and deformed bodies as if victims of unhealthy consumption. They take up all the space of the canvas as if it were a cage from which they could not leave. They have no face, each observer could project the one he wanted on the painting: the face of humankind as a whole, the one of a person he knows, or even his own. The bodies are like scarified with tattoos of all kinds, like the scars of excessive consumption of the infinite content that can be found on the web.

On Streamer (2022) more specifically, we see a body as if caught in the act of digital overconsumption, the body wallowing in front of a new idol: that of the screen and its promises of pixels. We have long criticized sugar consumption and unhealthy eating, but today a new excess is taking shape, that of the gluttony of pixelated content, which steals all our attention and plunges man into a state of inactivity and contemplation. Passivity reigns, unhappiness grows, and we become enslaved beasts, who undergo what should distract us.