As for the inspiration for the piece, "I wanted to explore the idea of celebrity today, and specifically through this lens of Timothée Chalamet, who has become a sort of icon, in this relatively short, pretty rapid period of time."
The installation, which also features a soundtrack by artist Nick AM, not only examines the nature of celebrity in the modern era, but also our fascination with identifying with our favorite stars. Just think of the 'Stars! They're Just Like Us!' features that have populated magazines and gossip rags like Us Weekly for years; or the people who showed up for Aronson's casting.
"There were hundreds of self-identifying Timothée Chalamet look-alikes, who really didn't look anything like Timothée Chalamet," he explained. But the video work isn't there to poke fun at them. "I hope people can walk away with a sense of acceptance for themselves, and for the experience," he said, "but also with the feeling of knowing that we can all see a little bit of ourselves in Timmy."