In 2020, there’s an unprecedented amount of free information available. Paradoxically, though we all have easy access to ideas, there’s also such rampant manipulation and fabrication that it becomes hard to find valuable content. The result is a lack of attention, fatigue and an increasing pull towards nostalgia, mysticism, and totalitarian ideologies. Add a global pandemic to this, forcing us to take much of our lives into the digital space, and we’re left asking ourselves what is true and what is fabrication? In a world with deep fakes how do you distinguish the real?
Fabulous realism opens a door to a world of characters that never existed. Each serves as a metaphorical figure that helps us explain characteristics of real life. We all know these personalities and you could say that parts of them exist in each of us.