Don’t let the world define you, own yourself

It’s one thing when the world, or rather, the people you’re around, are objectifying you; you are not usually in control of that, but it’s another when you objectify yourself; either playing a character people have decided you are or want you to be, selling your soul for a dollar or worse, marketing yourself like some kind of product. Like a publically traded stock of a facebook share. Your profile makes some pretty corrupt people a TON of money. Are you okay with that? I mean what do you have to trade, or sell, for the “free” service? How much are you worth – that’s how you are sold to advertisers and conspiracy theorists.  But you know, it’s fun, right?

If there were no social media, there would be no Trump. Just chew on that for a minute. Your obsession with posting your “brilliant” thoughts, behaviors, food, accomplishments, events etc. has come at the cost of creating a totalitarian regime. How are you not an accomplice?




About kelleybrannonprojects

From 2012, new 'About' coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy this nostalgia from my life five years ago: I am an artist, writer, researcher, filmmaker, photographer, playwright, actor, and director in Ridgewood, Queens. I know that might seem like a lot of things to be so I should say I experiment in a variety of disciplines and mediums; concepts and absurdities. I studied in The Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art. I moved to the area in June 2010 after graduating. CURRENT PROJECTS: Since moving to NYC I've been feeling pulled back to my first loves: writing and theater; and the surreal, emotional, and abstract. I am also very involved with radical politics and I'm particularly interested in blending internal and external structures. I wrote a semi-surreal one act play called "The Rootless: A Play About America" last year which divulged the madness of capitalism and was performed at The Producer's Club with Love Creek Productions. I recently wrote another one act play called "The Thousand Lives of a Nomad" which is a story about the task, escape, and intrigue of continually making new lives in different places. The story is told through the lens of a 33 year-old woman originally from Finland and now residing in Brooklyn. It's staged to be a "live animation" of sorts and, personally I think it's both funny and thoughtful. On-going projects include a constant evolving series of smoke drawings, a documentary about the business behind social media and Facebook; hope of rekindling my love affair with large format photography, and a perpetual mid-life crisis...
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