PANDEMIC

KIRKLAND GALLERY
Hermano Luz
Cambridge, MA

Memes are images that can engage the public and ease the tension from bad news. Its properties has been noticeable during the social distancing era.

This is a a meme I made and share during the quarantine. Through digital manipulation, I transformed the characters in Tarsila do Amaral’s painting Operários(1933) into Zoom portraits. Upon thinking about the visual similarities between telework and Tarsila’s iconic artwork, I was intrigued by how — even remotely — surveillance on the working class persists.