Technological Dependency in an age of Data Collection
Music credit: Lohstana David - J'y suis j'y reste
The Last Day is a video work and installation that sets out to provoke thought about contemporary culture and lifestyle. Made up of "found" video and images from the artist's various social networks and using the language of contemporary media advertisement, The Last Day is an intense examination and reflection of the artist's choice of living publicly while exploring themes of technology dependence, narcissism, and privacy. The resulting video is 2 minutes and 15 seconds in duration and follows the fictional last day between the artist and his partner.
In an experience I can only liken to Nietzsche's concept of Eternal recurrence, creating The Last Day required me to relive portions of my life exactly as they were, or at least how they were documented. It is too far gone for me to realize if or how my perception was changed from when these events happened. This installation is my way to exploring my desires to share information along with the collateral damage that comes with it; rights, privacy.
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Karran Sahadeo uses multiple mediums to understand representation and the limitations of his own recollection. Driven by the fragility of memory, his research explores the relationship we have with technology and our reliance on these external devices. Sahadeo's current practice consists of using photography, digital video and installation to explore his dependency on consumer technology as external memory apparatuses.