The image displays a variety of different telephones; both old and new. The image is called “Hiding in the City 104. Mobile Telephones”, and as it is seen in the photograph the subject of the work is phones.
The image is called “Hiding in the City 104. Mobile Telephones”, and as it is seen in the photograph the subject of the work is phones.
The telephones are scattered all over a quite large canvas protected by a glass panel, giving the viewer a slight reflection. All telephones are different colors, so that creates an overall bright/colored piece.
All telephones are different colors, so that creates an overall bright/colored piece.
The piece of paper with the image’s description, unfortunately, doesn’t contain the location of where the image was taken however it does specify the year: 2012. T
In the description of the exposition, the artist specifies that the wall full of stuffed cans of soda or phones identifies the global crisis of consumerism. Looking at the date when the image was taken, 2012, in my opinion extremely corresponds to the message that the artist is delivering.
I can connect with the image a lot because my phone is very important to me for daily life. Sometimes I find myself looking at my phone when I want to avoid or “hide” from others. As depicted in the photograph, in a less literal sense, I am hidden behind my cell phone quite often.
To me, the meaning of the work is that phones are everywhere and sometimes we find ourselves hidden behind them. I think that is the most important message this piece delivers. I can’t really specify the weakness of this work because I have connected with it on all levels: the display, the images, color, meaning, and the piece as a whole. I feel like this image speaks a lot to our generation rather than the older generation since it points out how much time we spend on our cell phones in a way hiding behind them.