Kai Cameron

Kai_Cameron_015Kai Cameron is an actor and artist who is primarily interested in performative identity, popular culture, and online representation. His interests at Gallatin are a combination of acting, performance, film and theory courses. He loves FaceTune and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Originally from a rural town in New England, Kai is inspired by the mundane of the countryside and by Kenny Chesney’s song “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.” Graduating this spring, Kai could not be more thrilled to jumpstart his career into fame—or infamy.

Kai

asks the viewer to question the idea of “celebrity” in #2016.  With constant public reception in social media, every user in some sense gains an awareness of literally being “liked.” On the Internet, everyone seems to be getting the “fifteen minutes of fame” Warhol described—whether they like it or not.

What does it mean to be famous in this generation? What happens to identity formation when we are able to see which version of ourselves is most popular online? Social media has changed the way we behave and see ourselves, and has created a whole new element within both the entertainment and fashion world. As Kim Kardashian said, “Well, a bear can juggle and stand on a ball and he’s talented, but he’s not famous. Do you know what I mean?” Kai asks the question: Can I be famous if I say am I?

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