Today’s mediated society has culminated in the normalisation of the monopoly of the Internet and the collection of individual data. How our new reality is produced is the key to understanding the intricate relationship between surveillance and power, real and hyperreal.
All of this leads us to accept our position, where surveillance masks itself of freedom, the myth gains shape, and now we are free to publish and be present in these apps.
The series of etchings above, documents the other side of the coin, a transparent representation of the well known surveillance apparatus, the new social media model as brought us: from surveillance to violation of human rights.
Recognition award Àrvore das Virtudes, 2021
How as the internet transmuted from a democratic, decentralised and free space to a capitalism, centralised and privatised space.
The problem is not linked to the development of technology, but how surveillance and data collection have been accepted not only on the Internet, but its pattern has expanded into our houses and streets.
We not only need to redesign platforms that respect our rights and answer our collective issues, demand transparent algorithms and a society that rebels against this shape of control, but we need to stop the widening inequity within the monopoly of the Internet and the concentration of excessive wealth and corresponding power into the hands of a select few, by migrating to open source and decentralised equivalent apps.