Snout's Apartment (2018)
Duration: 1:30 minutes
Snout's Apartment is a video which I made for a project run by UAL’s Fine Arts Maths Centre with The Photographer’s Gallery. The project aimed to create moving image work for the Photographer’s Gallery Media Wall for the Coding Identity exhibition in May 2018. The video was made using Unity and Processing.js.
A first person perspective shows sections of a living room and bedroom in a dark void, which leaves a dream-like trail across the screen. We then see a computer littered with pop-up ads, parodying adware computer viruses. The ads then spread, taking over the first person perspective. Among the pop-ups some read "WE CAN SEE YOUR SEARCH HISTORY" and "Your identity is being stolen". The home, emblematic of sanctuary and privacy, contrasts with the sense of invasion from the pop-up ads, aiming to ask questions around the current state of surveillance and control systems in the networks our society has become reliant on.