live & local
Live & Local is an Instagram-Live based performance that relates the social media platform to Guy Debord's Commodity as Spectacle. The audience is asked to watch the performance on Instagram Live while I occupy a physical space 40 feet away from them and out of sight. The popping of the balloons is heard in the physical space and on individual cellphones with the added delay of their wifi/data connection. This modern day spectacle generator has us separately yet collectively experiencing the glitter and gore of the attention economy.
Performed at Lion Brother's Open Studios on October 26th 2019.