Tatjana Tanja Vujinović Kušej & Ultramono Institute
Tanja Vujinović (Tatjana Vujinović Kušej)
Intermedia Artist & Researcher
UNIVERSAL OBJECTS: BFF 1&2
Two single-channel HD videos, 2:50 minutes each, installation
Production: Ultramono, 2017
Users' representational images (icons, thumbnails, avataric objects) in cyber space have a life of their own. Detached from their users, they represent imaginary fleeting moments and interactions staged for the mediated post-reality. Forced positivity, good mood, ecstatic behaviours and facial expressions have a backside of constant tracking and analysis of other users. Universal Objects: BFF 1&2 are two psycho-scape vignettes about the heaviness of online life, about the depths of shallow relationships and their implications on the cosmetic appearance of avatars.