4me4you visits Unit London Gallery, which showcasedTeiji Hayama – “FAME”
Unit London Gallery…>FAME is here in all its twisted, grey-scale glory, forcing us to meditate on what it means to interact with the notion of celebrity in a digital age.
The majority of Hayama’s subjects have been plucked from the silver screen, they depict the elongated, amorphous figures of some of America’s most iconic stars. The detachment in their gaze belies a kind of purgatorial exhaustion, as if continuing to exist in the digital, retweeted realm after death is a considerably taxing experience. However, FAME is not just about celebrity, it’s about how we interact with fame and what fame is in a contemporary setting. With the emergence of wide scale social media interaction, the prophetic..