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Selfies 2

Posted on July 26, 2023


North Bristol Street & West Washington Avenue

Santa Ana



Artist: Darren Hostetter

Selfies 2, 2021 

Location: South West corner of N. Bristol St. and W. Washington Ave intersection

Darren Hostetter’s utility box design takes imagery from a series of paintings and murals the artist began in 2013, which deal with media technology, surveillance, and the end of privacy. Hostetter work is “one-part paranoia and two-parts fascination with the media technology of surveillance,” that raises questions about the consequences of “over-sharing, constant virtual affirmation seeking, selfies, and techno-voyeurism,” as well as surveillance by state and corporate entities and the fantasy of living off-grid.

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