Oil on Canvas
This pendant to Counter Time Travels pictures its dystopian outcome. The body of the woman pictured in the first painting in the series here disintegrates into a number of floating parts. Rather than veins, they reveal wiring; the woman is not human, but an android. Song seems to forewarn the outcome of a society so invested in the pursuit of technological progress in the replacement of the human with the machine. The erasure of selfhood implied by reducing individual personalities to collective data in the post-digital era is emphasized by a silver mask that hovers above the figure’s face. Her eyes, a means of expression and connection, are covered by what at first glance appears to be a blindfold, but which upon closer observations reveals itself as a metallic face in profile, symbolizing the artifice of the digital subject.