Artist / Explores contemporary anxieties through her filmic alter ego, Cynthia
Lives in California, USA
Breath Pray Dream, 2018 / Whispering Pines 10, 2018
Shana Moulton’s dreamy world is inhabited by Cynthia, her alter ego. Cynthia is a psychedelic lady, a playful impersonation of escapism, the pursuit of personal fulfillment and happiness, the promise of self-healing and spiritual improvement. Alternative remedies, sacred sculptures and crystals, and secret pathways through bedroom furniture comprise the hallucinatory space of Cynthia. Breathe, Pray, Dream is an instantiation of Cynthia’s bedroom temples—an animistic altar transforming everyday decorative objects into sacred keys. This altar is a condensation between the late-night info-commercials and the quiver of video games’ characters combined with the design of online shopping. In Cynthia’s world, the remedy is a source of further anxiety and self-alienation.