I Am Your Latest Memory
Vladimir: What do they say?
Estragon: They talk about their lives.
Vladimir: To have lived is not enough for them?
Estragon: They have to talk about it. WAITING FOR GODOT
You don’t ride the railroad, the railroad rides you. THOREAU
The series reproduces a number of social media conversations, or, more exactly, consists of multiple attempts at the same conversation.
Social media encourages the creation of an avatar, a virtual self. Increasingly, online equals real and offline means non-existence. The virtual self, (a shrunken head+ text), simultaneously reveals more AND less than the offline self. Anonymity encourages both truth and lies.
The exchanges examine the extent to which the medium itself is the message, the difference between connecting and connection or revealing and hiding. The other always completes the work and so is, unwittingly, the co-creator of it.