Wangechi Mutu, an artist who delves into collage and societal idiosyncrasies, gave a talk at my alma mater about two years ago and I have been following her work since. She recently created her 1st animated film, “The End of Eating Everything,” which explores the ill effects of consumption in today’s society. She worked in collaboration with performer/producer, Santigold and in this interview, they explain the work behind it. You can view the entire video as well as Wangechi’s other selected works at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. This exhibition, “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey,” is on view until July 21, 2013.
The topics of materialism and consumption, I feel, are very important to examine in this day and age when we are bombarded with a constant influx of media images on a daily basis. Sometimes, it may seem that there is nothing more important than the money and possessions that keep our status in society, but when is it enough? Have we gone too far?