Above schreibt mir: „I just finished editing the 9000+ photos in this 5-day timelapse video about Social media. I take a look at the video and I would greatly appreciate it if you could post the video, and text about the piece on Nerdcore. ***In addition I want the video to ironically be reblogged on Social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Could you please add the video to those such social media outlets. The irony will be amazing and suitable.“
People look at me like I’m from another planet when I tell them I don’t have social media like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. In the eyes of social media I’m severely outdated, lost and not ‘connected’.
Not partaking in the aforementioned social media makes me an outsider looking in on how hyper frequent society uses its sacred social media. I can’t help but observe the people around me who appear to be consumed and addicted to trying to keep up to speed on their social media pages. You check your Facebook page while driving. Tweet a message that you ‘just took a shower’. Instagram a photo of your double soy macchiato with extra foam and so it continues ad infinitum.
I have more questions than I do answers with social media. We live in a ridiculously hyper fast pace life where information is exchanged so rapidly that it makes us feel inadequate and drains our attention span. This painting was executed at the GALORE festival (werket.dk/galore/) in Copenhagen, Denmark.