“Today, people only come to life when they are on Internet. We are all actors and victims of this system. I am just making a statement. It is as if I was a kind of bailiff of conscience, except that I am not here to seize but to give “. Diktat of social networks, instrumentalization of religions, rejection of the human condition, contempt for the environment, reign of junk food, outrageous lobbying, generalized selfishness …
No need for a decoder to dive into the world of Anthony Alberti. His work is a mirror of our daily life, the allegory of a society of the image where appearance erases being, where the individual isolates himself, the community withers, runs out of steam and suffocates under the arrogance of all-powerful decision-makers so greedy for power that their innocence is only a distant memory of the past.
Mr OneTeas shakes up this world on standby, in sleep and in apnea, behind the modern horizon: the blue screen. This cluster of pixels that keeps us in suspense while waiting for a post, a like, a comment. In short, a virtual socialization shoot. Illusionary happiness.
Extract from the museum exhibition “Reality Show 2.0” at the Galerie Lympia (former prison, at the port of Nice, France) – by Thomas Michel.