The Waiting from Our Life in the Shadows
This photo examines the antiquated and false promises of technology. Balanced on the edge between real and fictional worlds, this image grapples with the exhaustion, depression and loneliness that are consequences of our digital world.
Tania Franco Klein is influenced by the lifestyle that comes with pursuing the American Dream—comprised of leisure and media overstimulation, as well as an obsession with consumption and eternal youth. Her work explores the psychological effect these behaviors have on our everyday private life. When speaking of her work, Klein frequently references Byung-Chul Han. The philosopher conceives of the contemporary moment as an era of exhaustion and fatigue, caused by an incessant compulsion to perform.
Tania Franco Klein’s photography draws from her fascination with social behaviors from leisure to consumption. She depicts anonymous and lonely figures desperately seeking an opportunity to vanish or escape. Klein’s fragmented images, simultaneously fictional and real, explore emotional disconnection and media overstimulation in an era of exhaustion and fatigue.
This photo examines the false promise of technology, and grapples with the exhaustion, depression and loneliness that are consequences of our digital world. Klein's work explores the psychological effect of our constant compulsion to perform in the pursuit of the American dream.More
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