Maia Eriko is an exhibiting artist with Juna Hume Clark.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
As friends from elementary school, we were lucky to be quarantining together because we share creative sensibilities and processes, silently trading images and music as we independently work. In Wireless Fidelity I & 2, we want to portray the technological nature of friendship in a pandemic. The blue light of technology tints our skin and the whites of our eyes. We hunch over our phones, we become statues in front of screens. We dream about zoom classrooms and read news on social media. As digital natives, online is where we find community, maintain friendship, and the algorithm can feel like a friend who shows us only what we want to see. We have also felt first hand its toxicity: powerful people abusing their platforms and over-active feeds leaving no room for our own thoughts. Our connection to one another is stronger than our wifi will ever be.
Artist Bio for Maia Eriko
Maia Eriko is a 14-year old first year student at Washtenaw International High School who enjoys collecting, polishing, and tumbling crystals. She studies anthropology, religion, and history, and she paints in Afro/Asian-Futurism styles.
© Maia Eriko