Hanne Gaby Odiele Goes Digital in ‘Earth –>Hanne’ for Oyster Magazine
Posted Oct 09, 2012
Hanne Gaby Odiele becomes a piece of interpretive art in, ‘Earth –>Hanne,’ for the current cover/editorial of Oyster Magazine #101. Entering the online world never to return, Will Davidson creates the ultimate fusion of real & digital, in this artistic ode to the terrors of the tech era. An eerie take on this ‘too close to home’ theme, Odiele represents a new hybrid of human and electronic. Inspired by the all-consuming power of the Internet, these images speak to the internal & external issues of our collective obsession with computers. Hyper futuristic wears by Balmain, Norma Kamali, Gucci and Blumarine, mixed with a wild combination of imprinted emblems & symbols, convey the troubling concept of over-exposure. Branded by a variety of shapes, the human becomes nothing more than an extended product of the process. Inspired by the much covered ‘sci-fi’ topic of Man vs. Machine, this story is ultimately about the loss of control. A statement on the long-term effects of digital use/misuse, this compelling layout imposes the idea of tech-enmeshment, and looks at the very real threat of excess. Using the avant-garde tools of the trade, Oyster Magazine dares to go deeper and explore the complex and compelling issues of our time.