Follower – Attention, surveillance and physicality of social media

Created by Lauren McCarthy, ​Follower​ is an uncanny performance project that examines our feelings towards attention and surveillance. In the social media age, one’s importance or relevance is typically measured in online followers—as that number goes up, the level of validation we feel does too. But how would a ‘real life follower’ change those dynamics? Would it fulfill our desire to be seen, acknowledged, and connected in a more meaningful and satisfying way? Would it expose the disturbing nature of the online surveillance through government and corporations we all willingly subject ourselves to?

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