PUBLIC HOTEL, BY IAN SCHRAGER
THE NIGHT YOU LEFT
TOWNHOUSE, GREENWICH VILLAGE
SOHO HOUSE/ LUDLOW HOUSE
FEMALE ARTISTS, SOCIAL CHANGE
ALL TOO HUMAN
Coming in a Little Hot features a selection of works from Baron von Fancy, curated by Emie Diamond, exhibited in Boston's designer showcase All Too Human this Spring.
We live in an age of sound bites, communicating with everyone in our lives from friends to family to new love interests to life partners, by way of text acronyms and a string of emojis. We have become accustomed to refining our thoughts to short and sweet phrases, constructing and ingesting ideas totaling 140 characters (Twitter), 150 characters (Instagram) or even less. In recognition of the 14th of February named for St. Valentine, a day that has further institutionalized sentimental one-liner culture, we take a moment to explore how the emergence of technology has had a profound affect on the evolution of language in the 21st century, in life and in love.
Taking a critical look at this transition, it is clear that language has been forever altered by an influx of slang phrases and acronyms, a counterculture now completely assimilated and normalized into society. Particularly as a result of social media, entirely new verbiage has been developed and subsequently accepted into the Oxford English dictionary- selfie, bae, video-dating, hashtag, just to name a few. Through dating apps, cell phone and social media communication, modern love grapples with the ambiguity of it all.
Baron von Fancy’s signature witty phrases, heavy on innuendo, define his millennial generation, while also capturing a very distinct shift in the history of language. His genius exists in this invisible, ambiguous space where new technology meets communication.