Soasig Chamaillard

 

 

 

 

As you can probably tell from the photographs, Soasig Chamaillard’s work looks at pop culture and relates it to religion. Much in the same way of Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle’s work. Mixing iconic figures from religion and transforming them into modern iconic figures comments on today society and the role of products, note that none of the characters depicted are real people, instead products of consumerism that shape pop culture.

www.soasig-chamaillard.com

Starry Starry Night

Last Night was the night my sister was flying to Australia to live. It also happened to be a very starry night, I took the opportunity to capture the sky from my house, knowing that somewhere up there my sister was flying to her new life.

9/8/2012 – Cara flys to Australia – 30 seconds exposure – ©Daisy Ware-Jarrett
9/8/2012 – Cara flys to Australia – 1 min exposure – ©Daisy Ware-Jarrett

 

Madonna

I thought it would be really hard to find articles or videos relating to Madonna (the pop star) and religion, but apparently not, by typing into google Madonna and religion, she is all that comes up. Literally. Does this show how celebrities have become more important than religion in our society? probably. Here is some stuff i’ve found regarding Madonna and religion.


This video is taken from 2006 and shows Madonna talking about why she chose Kabbalah and why she thinks people don’t like it.

The Religious Affiliation of Pop Singer, Actress, Madonna

a snippet from an essay which can be found here

“From: Gary Strauss, “Stars unleash their passion”, published in USA Today, 4 July 2005 (http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-07-04-celebs-religion_x.htm; viewed 21 November 2005):

What happens when a Hollywood star spouts off about religion?

…The relationship between celebrities and religion can be mutually beneficial. “Religious groups clearly feel having a celebrity endorsement helps give pizazz and credibility, just like any product that benefits from a celebrity endorser,” says Steve Waldman, editor ofbeliefnet.com, a multi-faith and spiritual Web site. “It’s particularly true with Scientology or Kabbalah.”

…There has been little apparent fallout on others who are vocal about their not-so-mainstream religious beliefs. Madonna is an advocate of Kabbalism. Her embrace of the mystical Jewish movement seemingly has no effect on her singing career. Her film career is more affected by a string of box-office failures (The Next Best Thing, Swept Away).

“In film entertainment, she’s not taken seriously,” Speier says.”

This is a great video which talks about how religion is like a trend to Madonna and once everyone follows her trend she changes it.

WATCH IT HERE