Posted on: May 19, 2020 Posted by: Artist Imo Comments: 0

Featuring an active cohort of girls in flight, two who pose for selfies, and recoil as black ink erupts from their cellphones to overtake them—this work is inspired by the increasing dangers in social networks in which young girls find themselves. Facebook and Twitter have evolved into public, unregulated spaces of intrigue and potential danger for little girls. I was particularly interested in a series of devastating recent cases in which the reputations of young black girls have been utterly destroyed, either from explicit images/videos that they shared of themselves, without understanding the consequences, or from those taken of the girls without their knowledge, and released into the unforgiving mediasphere for public scrutiny, shaming, and a horrific social death, by way of ostracizing. 

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