“The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.”
―Susan Sontag

Internet and social media as its conjoined twin are sentient. The confusion between prioritizing our online and offline realities is now honest, almost unapologetic and real. The assumption of both spheres—‘real’ and the ‘virtual’—can no longer be accommodated by their mutual exclusivity nor their individual agency. Almost everyone amongst us speaks as the voice of the blogger, a micro-fictionist via Twitter, or a pastiche artistan via Instagram, and an express analyst on Facebook. The detachment of from the stream of consciousness hurdles to the elusive critical thinking in our networked lives and society. There are a certain realities that the Internet has (re)created and (re)produced; and it is inevitable.

What is ‘real?’ What is ‘virtual’? In this digital era, what is reality? Who is the subject? Who is the object? Are you sure that you are using your gadget and the Internet? Or has it gone vice versa?

Photo courtesy: IndoArtNow

(At the booth of Nadi Gallery)
July 18-20, 2014

Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta
Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD)
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No.52-53
Jakarta 12190, Indonesia

About Grace Samboh

Believes in unicorn, conviviality and the struggle towards collective subjectivities—even temporarily.
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