In Loco Parentis
In Loco Parentis, the Latin phrase meaning “in place of the parent,” depicts a toddler who appears as a projection onto a screen, strapped into a high chair and seemingly captivated by her handheld device. She plays a noisy game on loop, and the Cheerios on her tray go untouched. Around her is chaos - the kitchen floor is covered in Cheerios and a gigantic white mouse eats its fill from the open refrigerator. With everyone preoccupied on their devices, no one in the fictional household seems to notice the mess. The mouse’s monster size indicates that it has been left to gnaw for quite a while - the homeowners have lost attention to the house long ago.