Exploring the aesthetic of the digital age’s past and future, I created this artistic photographic and digital mixed media series—as a Gen Zer born in the year of Y2K (2000)—to capture these themes artistically as the second decade of this millennia begins.
After focusing heavily on artistic portraiture in late 2018, I increasingly saw the vision for this mini-series as the 2010s came to an end while also being aesthetically inspired by the music and artistic direction of many female electronic musicians, such as Grimes and SOPHIE. Although having always had some bright colors and other similar themes in my photography, as I ventured into the aforementioned aesthetics, I started to incorporate many more strong visual allusions to the early-digital age: pixels, computer cursors, and robotic-like physical features.
The mini-series’ title includes a French neologism to describe the “bittersweetness of having arrived here in the future, where you can finally get the answers to how things turn out in the real world,” as defined by The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
Photography, Art Direction, and Editing by Lucrezia Dipasquale
Modeled by Madalyn Chelland and Hannah Bullock