Jose Balsa & Manuel Cebrian
"Loud Distractions so that you Obey" 2018
Video projector, flashlight, led cables, oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, warning signs, "They Live" playback, ThinkPad computer Dimensions variable
The art installation discusses how digital social media progressively stifle your free will. Initially (left) social media uses all behavioral and neurological tricks available to hook you in. Once you are inside the system (right), things get muted, joy vanishes, and now it is about obeying more nuance cues, erasing whatever little freedom you've got left.