Installation “The life and death of the group chat” — Digital Shadows.
Our digital shadows live on, long after a conversation “ends”. Humans have a strong need for connection, with group chats propping up our friendships in a vital way. Being immersed in a digital conversation is a visual experience. We read words on a screen but often we actually see and hear the people we know through their messages. This sense of identity and belonging is a necessary part of feeling content as a human being. Ultimately what we end up talking about doesn’t matter too much.