Pink and blue Bathroom design from the Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book, 1956.
We treat our electronic objects as such sacred items and it is quite unsettling as we hold our smart phones, laptops, and mp3 players with such divinity, as if a crucifix or a string of rosaries. Through this work, I emphasize our startling obsession with technology, which has become detrimental to our everyday lives.
I have chosen to use an image of Jesus Christ, as He is the most universally recognizable character in religion, and I have also pixilated the image to bring out an obvious trait of technology: pixels. Gold leafing was a popular material used in religious arts, especially when discussing Jesus Christ; the electronic static is the halo in replacement of that tradition, as the gold leafing frames it instead. I have chosen to depict all of this on a television, as when a cube is unfolded, a cross is formed.
The relationship between human and technological object has become quite holy, and this will only continue in the years to come.
by Cecilia Majzoub
© Cecilia Majzoub
Model with a bike and a camera photographed by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, 1952.
Audrey Hepburn with her deer, Ip, 1958. Photo by Bob Willoughb.
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Marilyn Monroe in ‘Some Like it Hot’, 1959.