DIGIHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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STATEMENT

The uncontrollable use of mobile devices may be referred to as a kind of (behavioral) addiction, the addiction could reach a point at which it becomes harmful.

I created a fictional ‘rehab program’ meeting where mobile-addicts (viewers, one at a time) can participate.  In form of an installation the therapy meeting will involve an online sharing session instead of a physical meeting. Each viewer can join the meeting by using the special keyboard (with some of the keys covered), where only emoticons can be typed.

I am interested to investigate the physical and virtual communication experience among individuals and their reaction towards the situations.  The work is intended to trigger thoughts on whether all the technologies are necessary and they can whether this is how they want to live their lives.