BFFA3AE

by Connelisa Carey

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Best Friends Forever And 3ver And Ever—or BFFA3AE—are an art collective, composed of two BFFs, Daniel Chew and Micaela Durand, who met while in film school and, naturally, started a blog. Their work can be classified as “meta-net” or “post-internet,” existing in a time where everything is only a few clicks away from becoming a meme of itself. The duo creates pieces that are self-aware and rife with irony, utilizing web graphics and Internet slang to critique those very things. Viewers are forced to not only contemplate how the Internet has subverted every day life, but their own virtual lives as well. BFFA3AE offers up thoughtful commentary in both online and physical spaces on the current state of mass culture. Or something. LOL.

Where do you feel you’ve come from, where do you feel you’re going?


We made a short film earlier this year. We are working on [a] feature in the Fall 2015.

Describe your creative workspace.

Arguments in the kitchen.

When was your first artistic inkling, and how did it manifest itself?


I was bored so I made this.

Describe your ideal audience.

Anyone willing to sit with our work for longer than it takes to see it.

Do you feel that art is disposable? Why or why not?

Art can be important, but it’s always good to remember that art isn’t necessarily action.

Can we separate our online lives from our real lives, and how?


There’s an app for that.

What do you hope your work imparts to its audience?

We want to make work about people and situations we aren’t seeing in art right now. And hope that whatever we make is something that can live in the world.

Do you study art history?

Some parts.

IMAGE CREDITS:
Installation View from BFFA3AE: A Retrospective, (2014). Ephemera from past Works and Performances. Courtesy the Artist and 47 Canal, New York.
Installation View from Dtr, (2014). Balloons, Walls. Courtesy the Artist and 47 Canal, New York.
"Live [Explicit]," (2014). Hd Video, 29 Minutes Looped. Courtesy the Artist.
Video Still From "Uh Duh Yeah," (2014). Youtube Video, 5 Minutes. Courtesy the Artist.