This U.K.-Based Artist Puts a New Spin on Facebook

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Cutting, pasting, and playing with vintage materials? Yes, please!

U.K.-based artist Alison Stockmarr presents a tactile and cheeky take on Facebook with the Face Books exhibition, recently on view at the Royal Library, Black Diamond, Copenhagen. Her pieces are infused with humor, and you can just tell their realization was a fun process for the artist.

Stockmarr’s virtual Facebook page proclaims, “Generally I disLIKE Facebook, so much so that I reinvented the hard copy!”

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Image via Alison Stockmarr

The collection, full of rescued ephemera, presents a vision for what the social medium could have resembled in decades past. Stockmarr, in taking Facebook offline, intends for viewers to “accept” the new “friends” with embellished profiles she has created. Her exhibition includes fake narratives, which the artist points out, may not be so different from ones created by today’s “Catfish” types. She encourages those looking at the collection to consider how “friend” as a term can now be used in a very frivolous manner.

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Image via Alison Stockmarr

Recycling is a major theme in Stockmarr’s current and previous work, in which overlooked objects are given new life. Her art can be glimpsed at many U.K. galleries and fairs.

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Stockmarr says in a work statement about her Face Books, “I hope you ‘like’ them.”

+ What are your thoughts on Stockmarr’s literary-based Face Books? Do you have a favorite one?

Alison Stockmarr's eye-opening Facebook art project

on 09/23/2014

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