Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rachel Perry Welty performs @ Facebook today

Rachel Perry Welty of Needham performs “Rachel is” on her Facebook status bar today “from the time I wake up until the time that I go to sleep.”

Welty writes: “every 60 seconds for about 16 hours I'll update my status via my handheld device in an attempt to faithfully answer the question, ‘What are you doing right now?’ My hope is to raise more questions about narcissism, voyeurism, privacy, identity and authority, as issues we consider in a technologically modern world. Your comments are welcomed throughout the day. Of course you'll have to join Facebook (if you're not already a member) and request me as a friend, to view or participate and that may stop many of you right there, which I understand!”

The project continues the line of inquiry that Welty has been pursuing for several years, looking at how we communicate and miscommunicate via our contemporary technology – perhaps most notably in her deadpan funny video “Karaoke Wrong Number,” which is now part of the Boston ICA’s permanent collection.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For god's sake - can't she just tweet?

March 16, 2009 at 4:35 AM  

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