What’s boring about Ms. Gaga? If anyone can tell me, please feel free. In Kelsey Bennet‘s collaboration with B. Thom Stevenson, the artist takes the fabulous out of her subjects and makes them all more interesting because of it.
Gaga without her entourage, Winehouse without a drink, Macaulay Culkin, a very much alive and spirited graffiti artist. She is the anit-Paparazzi. A woman who take the famous – hence her series title “Boregasm” – and turns them into something real, tangible and relatable.
“Boregasm” is an exhibition and partnership with conceptual artist Stevenson. The pair first worked together as art directors for the colorful and edgy video for the New York band Skaters and their single “Schemers”. The two share an artistic chemistry that speaks out through the photographs. As Bennet explains, “Boredom is the gateway to a daydream that can lead the brain into a welcomed escape from reality, a BOREGASM.”
This is what makes the series so interesting – the wandering brain left to its own devices reimagines what has already been imagined. What a boregasm!