‘Night-Scrolling’ is a work-in-progress series of animations that take the format of social media live streams. Each clip is a short story by @brave_knightx who shares its emotions and experiences about social media with its few followers every night. The live streams of @brave_knightx happen in seemingly simple and everyday situations, although these are occasionally altered by surreal and magical elements - or allegories - that twist the live-videos into “contemporary” night fables.
The term “night scrolling” defines that moment when someone stays up late-night looking distractedly at social media contents because of boredom or lack of sleep. With this artwork we want to play with that moment and decontextualize the meaning of “story” in social media platforms as the most contemporary (ab)used format for sharing knowledge and information. To achieve this, we appropriate - and adapt - the language from amateur online video-bloggers and we use the aesthetics of (hyper)realism through CGI to create uncanny magical moments.
A work by Andrea Belosi and Alexander Übelhör