Evan Roth

Dances For Mobile Phones: Paraguay (Excerpts), 2015/2020

30 seconds infrared video | sound

Dances for Mobile Phones presents the surface of a screen as our most immediate access point into the Internet's physicality. Our mobile touchscreens are perhaps our most intimate connection to the Internet, rarely leaving our sides. Here, two videos placed side by side, show everyday people performing everyday tasks on their mobile devices. Shot with an infrared camera, pixels ordinarily visible to the human eye become invisible, and those signals normally invisible are made visible. In obscuring the digital interface, the new and unnatural movements we have adopted become all the more apparent. Displayed together these works prompt the question of who or what is controlling our gestures as well. This in-app presented video is based on excerpts from 'Dances For Mobile Phones: Paraguay (2015)'.

Dances For Mobile Phones: Paraguay (Excerpts) is part of FitArt - Connected in Isolation.

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