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Maya Man

Trust Exercise
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Two channel custom generative software (color, silent)
JavaScript, HTML, CSS
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Maya Man’s Trust Exercise is a generative, two-channel installation focusing on beauty, labor, and the relationship between audience and celebrity on the internet. Situated in the context of a “get ready with me” makeup tutorial, the piece features excerpts from both the transcripts and comments on Vogue’s entire “Beauty Secrets” YouTube series catalog. The installation mimics the arrangement of YouTube’s interface, exposing the parasocial dynamic that emerges between viewers and the featured star. It leaves its audience to reckon with this new form of advertisement. A heartfelt scene of intimacy, always appended with a delicate nudge: Peek between the video frame and comment section to “shop this beauty routine below.”

Maya Man
Maya Man is an artist whose work considers the computer screen a space for intimacy and performance, focusing on the phenomenon of translating our offline selves into online content.
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