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  Kevin Van Aelst



Add Friend, 2009, digital c-print, 30 x 40


Created for Status Update (link)


Statement: I created wall drawings made from polaroid photos taken of friends over the last decade. The shapes on the wall are pixel-by-pixel recreations of facebook icons for such actions as "Add a Friend" and "Join Group." These images are about how fleeting and impermanent relationships and social circles can be, as many of the subjects in the polaroids have come and gone from my life. This contrasts with how simplified ideas such as friendship are online--as they are formed by a click and represented by a very simple pixelated icons.