As part of the Saturday program, Plokta presents:
Donna Verheijden’s kaleidoscopic video essay explores the (un)reality of representation from trick perspective painting to social media. Interrogating the deceptions and filtered desires of images and Instagram posts, an imaginary vlogger waxes existential in a wordplay-heavy voice-over. Interspersed visual and verbal puns (“Eye trick the I”; “This land of mine…mineral mine...data mine”) find an eerie humour in how we construct the self from visual and digital culture. Art history is put in dialogue with music video and internet aesthetics, producing something between an update of John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’, classical art memes and PC Music. Like its subject matter, the result is a visual onslaught of data and images, where questions about public/private life are raised and then left unanswered in the endless scroll.