Kelsey Zalimeni '14
Kelsey Zalimeni '14, #causeyoureagoodgirlandyouknowit, 2014, Acrylic on canvas
Kelsey Zalimeni’s (’14) #causeyouragoodgirlandyouknowit is a piece which explores the role which social media platforms, selfies and personal memories play in everyday life. Zalimeni made this piece in 2014, which was nearly two years after she had quit social media cold-turkey. Even though she no longer was active on social media, Zalimeni felt that habits that she had developed through years on social media had persisted. “The irony was though, after quitting socials and journaling my way through withdrawal: my photo-taking habits remained fully intact. If anything they may have grown stronger,” Zalimeni said. “I kept taking the kissy selfies, kept on with the mirror pics, and paused during parties to pose with friends. I realised my drive stemmed from a desire to record memories and capture my youth, which is natural. The function had changed from public posts and showiness to private posterity.”
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