An Installation that reveals the useless flow of communication which runs daily through the internet.
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME is an installation that reveals the useless flow of communication which runs daily through the internet. All the twitter messages printed-out by the installation were considered irrelevant already by their sender, expresses through the hashtag #WHOCARES. The pile of printing paper symbolizes the waste of energy and effort consumed by this useless information.
Everybody has something to say, everybody wants to add their opinion, but who is actually listening on the other side? Nowadays communication is unilateral - you don’t really know anymore who are the receptors of your message. It could be one person, or one million people at once. We want to fill our lack of attention by expressing ourselves on the web, but most of the time, what is happening is that you are just talking to yourself.
Through the experience of typing a message, watching it being printed, going down to the floor and getting subsequently drowned in all the other messages, we want to raise your attention, and maybe make you realize that all this communication is useless, and a waste of time.
In the installation, an online bot is collecting all Twitter messages containing the hashtag #whocares. It is possible to enter a twitter message directly here in the gallery, on the Mac computer. On the large screens, an ongoing list of all collected messages is displayed. The printer prints out all the twitter messages on the list. Once printed, the message disappears from the list, and ends up in the big pile of irrelevant messages.
Project done by Anna Brinnand, Angeles Jacobi, Cecile Ducourant, Carlos Serrano