With a poignant and sardonic sense of self-awareness, this multi-threat beckons us to stray from technology. She constructed a self-portrait from the numerous types of wires used to connect with the computers we’re so attached too. A still life scene features a squirrel watching a squirrel-cam video on a T.V. that obstructs the tree he may wish to climb or distracts him from collecting the nuts he requires. She designs (along with Vanessa Bonet) a grandiose line of imaginative dresses dedicated to “psycho girlfriends” and entirely suitable for a Lady Gaga video. Kasey McMahon has found her place as a creator of many things in a mega-media generation that regularly posts pictures of sandwiches and cats, a generation to whom she created a 3D animation explaining how technology “wants her sandwich.” “We all just really want to connect,” she says. She does.
- Kingsley Pascal