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Smartphones are sucking the life out of these unsuspecting strangers

Smartphones are soul-sucking. There, I said it. They overtake our lives with their emails, Facebook updates, Candy Crush requests, texts, photos, and goodness knows what else. So it’s refreshing to see someone else who thinks along the same lines: 20-year-old art and architecture student Antoine Geiger.

His series called ‘SUR-FAKE’ is in reference to a previous project of his called ‘SUR-FACE’. It sees strangers from all over Paris having their figurative souls being sucked out of them by their smartphones.

He says of the project: ‘It [places] the screen as an object of ‘mass subculture,’ alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical world. I wanted to come back to the idea of these faked identities, over-exposed, sucked by the digital gulf that breaks the relation to ‘real’, to bring back a self-focused image of the individual.

‘What interests me in this texture of sucked faces, is the over-exposure
gradually allows a very organic dimension, as well as digital, to render something
quite disturbing’.

See more of Antoine’s work here.

Via 123 Inspiration

Soul sucking tourists
Soul sucking tourists
Soul sucking tourists
Soul sucking tourists

About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. She’ll remind you she’s a vegan every chance she gets. Her IG is filled with doggo pics: @patty_pottymouth