SCREENGRAB! 2

a)

9.57 - Return to normal internet surfing habits - Type in the name of each of my favourite accounts to see if they have posted recently. Excited by the ones that have, disappointed by the ones that haven’t, surprised to see some uncharacteristically active or inactive - A quick, customary whip-around favourite online locations

b)

10.03 - Read some especially cryptic posts written by accounts that are so clever and funny that it’s hard to tell exactly what they’re saying and whether they mean it

c)

10.10 - On another account there is a post from a few days ago - Come across an incendiary claim, or ‘hot take’, read the replies - Think of counterexamples. Formulate possible responses. Imagine what it would be like to ‘wade in’ - Feeling of mild anxiety

'a matching exercise'

Faraday Street

53°28’57.1″N 2°13’56.8″W

17-02-2024

An interactive art installation in which participants are challenged to find the narrative through-line that connects a seemingly randomised set of ‘search history’ fragments.

I promoted ‘SCREENGRAB! 1 : a carpark superimposition’ using a dual-strategy: I posted on Instagram and handed out fliers to local businesses. Over the course of this promotional campaign I became interested in the relationship between these two methods of fostering engagement/disseminating information/forming community and thought about ways it could be played with and inverted.

For ‘SCREENGRAB! 2 : a matching exercise’ I will not distribute my posts Instagram posts on Instagram. Instead, my Instagram posts will be posted directly to people in the streets. I will perform one such ‘post’ every day and it will have one single recipient. A picture of that recipient holding the ‘post’ will then be all that I post on Instagram – they will become the ‘post’ (and I suppose that some kind of inversion or role-reversal will have taken place).

I will do this in order to manipulate and distort the boundaries between online and offline worlds and to raise questions about how the internet has destabilized traditional notions of ‘street culture’ and ‘public space.’

SCREENGRAB! 2