DIAL-UP SPEED DIRTY ICE CREAM OR THE IRIDESCENT HOT SHOWER FUR BABY PLANETS & TEEN STARZ***
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 6 pm
January 17 to February 13, 2015
1335MABINI proudly presents Jeona Zoleta in a solo exhibition titled "dial-up speed dirty ice cream or the iridescent hot shower fur ba by planets & teen starz ***" from 17 January to 13 February 2015.
In 2013, it has been accounted for that there had been 30 million Facebook users in the Philippines. That figure has definitely been surpassed, and with the unrelenting development of technology that paves the way for the access to the cyberspace to be all the more ubiquitous, it is but logical to arrive at the conclusion that more and more people will be immersed not only online, but in a torrent of virtual realities.
One of the most prevalent habits brought about by these pervading trends is posting a "selfie" online. While most are simply records of one's personal experiences, some have been the subject of revulsion due to their content, e.g. when a person posts a selfie amidst a disaster. This kindles numerous discussions about how human behaviour has changed due to the exponential progression in the digital era.
Such a psychopathic incident is but one of the subject matter that Jeona Zoleta tackles in her new series of paintings, installations, and video works. Composing sexually-explicit imagery with a vibrant palette, Zoleta's works exemplifies current social ironies resulting from apparent discord between the high-speed virtual domain and physical states trying to rein the former in.