• User x

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    Observation study of network and relationship connections. User X is a personal report, an intimate story about blurring the boundaries between virtual and real reality, which results from reflection on disorders based on social media addiction. Report on imaginary and real user experiences.

    Instagram is a source of uncertainty for me
    An oversensitive nervous system

    Attacked with stimuli, the mind is quickly bored
    I see myself in the users I follow

    The recording of activity is in progress
    24-hour productivity

    Tension grows, changes its form
    I am afraid of myself on other participants’ screens

    I’m not interested in likes unless there aren’t any
    The constant shifting of focus

    Being here, I’m there, the mind and the body are split
    I’m recruited by algorithms, I surrender to content

    New forms of essayism, feminism, activism, escapism
    The myth of healthy distance

    Restriction or abandonment
    Manifestations of temporary force resulting from the crisis

    Presumption of intentions, overinterpretation of content
    I sense fatigue with a new range of emotionality

    User capital and profile potential
    Created authenticity

    Selective focus assesses the usefulness of the information
    Unifying experiences, limiting perception

    A closed community of visual experiences
    The convenience of repetition, the safety of the schema

    Emotions shared, a quick reaction
    We know more about each other than we’d like to have in common

    User X tries to get out of the world of the interface. They call attention to physicality, experience with the body, and see more than they can publish. Nothing is banal for them, they are not afraid of simple feelings, mundane things, or down-to-earth subjects. They were both out of every day and in accordance with the facts of contemporary reality, they will exist on the web — using its strengths and weaknesses, they will use it to create.

    2019, displayed in loop 00:08:18:04; Videos published on Zachęta - National Art Gallery Instagram