Forever Online, 2017 (video installation)

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Forever Online was part of the exhibition My Own Private Idaho #1 at Gouvernement, Ghent, Apocalypse, a working title at Museum van Bommel van Dam in Venlo and Fashionclash Festival 2017 in Maastricht.

Forever Online is a 15 min video that draws on the inexhaustibility of the Internet and the limitless potential of technology. The video explores the ways in which we are shaped by external, often digital influences, such as social media.

The video aims to give shape to, what a lot of people seem to call, a generation of shameless self-glorification and narcissism. But underneath that, is that extreme insecurity and dissatisfaction. You build your own utopian, virtual, idealistic version of yourself but virtual reality is empty, it’s nothingness. Or is it the ultimate form of narcissism and have you created a virtual self that will be forever online?

Curated by Laurens Mariën (Gouvernement), Valentina Gal, Sjors Bindels (Museum van Bommel van Dam) and Fashionclash Festival.

Dynamic CGI animation, rendered in 3D software.
Duration: 15 min (loop).
Animations: Daan Couzijn and Tim Straver.

A scene from the video.