The Mask

The Mask

 

The Mask, yellow and white chalk on cardboard.

In light of the NSA total surveillance of the internet and of the digitized world, the Mask represents the response to constant monitoring. The pretended conformity of a happy face is the new normal response. In Milan Kundera’s book, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, his characters report that Czech’s responded with anger at each other when they lived under constant spying.

 

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