21st Faith

21stfaith

We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning faith as a human feeling. 

This publication presents 32 creative projects created for an exhibition in October 2017 at The Workshop, Lambeth. 

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The Hive,

by Chantal Gagnon.

Today we see people addicted to social media and obsessively keep track of celebrities.

The celebrity morphed into the new God that people follow, mimic and learn from.

I have always been interested in people’s obsession with the Kardashian’s, especially

Kim Kardashian West. Starting from a modest number of followers on MySpace,

Kim Kardashian West has managed to collect an obsessive and loyal mass fan base,

whom have sky rocketed her fame, power, influence and wealth. Her fans will defend

her from haters, fule her success by buying her products, shower her with gifts,

watch all her interviews and read all the articles on her, all in the name to feel closer

to their Goddess, Kim Kardashian West.

21st Faith: Tell us about you and your

practice.

Chantal: My name is Chantal Gagnon.

I am a Canadian creative who studied

graphic design and media at LCC.

What drew you to take part in 21st Faith?

How is faith important to you and your

practice?

What role do you think faith will play in

the 21st century?

I think the media and celebrity will dictate

and manipulate people’s faith. The groupie

or fan club will be the new congregation,

and people like Kardashian’s, Beyoncé

and Trump will be the new gods.

Rebecca’s magnetic personality drew me

in to take part in 21st Faith.

I have always been interested in cult culture

and people with hypnotic personalities.

I find it fascinating how people can put all

their faith into one person and have this

person or the idea of the person dictate

and influence the decisions we make

and the paths we take.

Chantal: gagnonbc.com, gagnonbc@gmail.com 97