In this OyoUniverse episode, we talk to Astan Meyer and Camille Schaeffer about how their Lockdown Residency project for Oyoun came about, and about the social impact of the art and the power of Social Media. We also talk about whether art always has to be political or what role artists play in society.

 

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Their piece “Filters” criticises society nowadays – where faking success is more important than hard work. Physical appearance and virtual fame are what appear to matter the most to big companies. “We tried to represent this in a self-mockery way because we are all trapped in this game in the end and are almost all using filters and try to increase our followers, even though we could be against that.”

Check out Astan & Camille’s video work “Filters” created as part of Oyoun’s Lockdown Residency.

Host: Khadija Alamin 
Guest(s): Astan Meyer + Camille Schaeffer
Post-production: Nadia Hamdan, Khadija Alamin 
Music: Nathan Bernier