IRL/social media performance


The performance was conceived as a real-life honey-pot, a hacking method of intercepting data traffic by mimicking a trusted access device that users will unsuspectingly connect to. In this sense, the performance was developed to be photographically appealing and shared on social media by bystanders. Due to wearing hoods, the performers retained their anonymity despite being excessively photographed. The ensuing posts on social media platforms were then collected, revealing the identities of those who captured and shared the performance, and effectively reversing the direction of the gaze and its underlying power relationship in which the photographer sustains authorship (or: authority) over her subject.