Honorable Mention / 2018 / Fine Art / Collage

Are we having fun yet

  • Photographer
    Sam Heydt

Truth is Beauty, beauty is truth- that is all you know. Yet, illusion
won’t save us from reality, even as the sustained narrative of
tabloids becomes history and the myth of progress continues to
perpetuate violence and inequality. Globalization has moved
forward unevenly and no one can say where this "New Frontier" is
taking us. Our time is marked by deindustrialization and the
exploitation of cheap labor, climate change and clean coal,
nationalism and a refugee crisis. The skeletons of old factories
serve as caveats of a world increasingly reduced to a bottom line.
Yet, these portents are drowned out by the white noise of the
media, which lure us in with the empty promises it proposes for
the future it truncates.

Awards Sam Heydt, (born April 20, 1986) is an American social practice and new media artist born and raised in New York City. Although currently residing in Vienna, Heydt has lived and worked in Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, Athens, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Udaipur. After completing her studies at Parsons School of Design (as well as Cooper Union, Universidad de Buenos Aires, La Sorbonne and the Universiteit van Amsterdam), she founded Jane Street Studio, L.L.C. in the Meatpacking District.