BFA Thesis: #FLAVIEWANTSTHIS

– How Instagram photos stimulate my greed.


This project explores how social media is acting as trigger for emotions in daily life. Here I am using my own identity as a starting point, focusing on my greed, trying to understand the cause and find a solution for it.


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I start by collecting posts with things I desire such as cameras, desserts, and accessories on Instagram, print them out life size, and make the post into "real objects" by cutting and folding.






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︎︎My version of the charming objects



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Then I take self-portraits with the paper objects as if I am holding the real ones, and upload finished photos back to Instagram with other people’s posts collaged as backgrounds, since I cannot physically be in those places in my own posts. Having my presence and the "objects" with me in the photographs act as a means of possession, which may help release my anxiety and reduce the urgency of greed.

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︎︎ My posts on Instagram
For more images, search #FLAVIEWANTSTHIS


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︎Installation shots



︎ Freelance/remote working preferred.
︎ Résumé available upon request.


︎Current location: Shanghai, CN.