Surfing the Spectacle

Flawless Love

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Sim Chang, a Taiwanese artist interested in photography and human disconnect, released a series of works in 2010-2014 entitled “Flawless Love.”

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Chang’s work utilizes Japanese anime culture, juxtaposed by tradition and modern technology.

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iPads replace self and turn into a faux reality. Chang’s work questions our perception of the world.

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How do we express our identity as an individual? As a culture?

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At what point do we consider something seductive to be grotesque?

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What does it mean to feel safe? Fear of confrontation, imagination derived from the avoidance of problems.

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The Screen Generation interprets life from second-hand, online experience. Limited by convenience.

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Chang writes: “Falling in love with their own imaginations may be a much more beautiful truth than reality.”

Spectacle Entry by Elizabeth von Kaenel.
Sim Chang’s work can be seen here and here and here.

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