The Big Other

2017

360º Video performance

VR glasses, smartphone, 360-degree video

Duration:

The Big Other | Montpellier video performance: 3’38”

The Big Other | Sant Carles de la Ràpita video performance: 5’14”

The Big Other | Mallorca video performance: 5’31”

The work contains three immersive videos, which are filmed in different places and put a spectator in the center of the action. The Big Other is the main and only character in the video, who is in black with a white mask and yarn. The 360-degree camera that is the eyes of audience is gradually wrapped with yarn slowly destroying the vision until it is impossible to see and do anything.

In the age of information we witness expanding significance of data body, which is part of our identity. The interesting fact is that the large part of our digital identity does not belong to us but to the Big Other. Metaphorically speaking we trade our souls to the Big Other by accepting each time the terms, allowing to share location, photos, videos, text, contacts, and it happens even without our knowledge. We are hooked by data and networks. There is no place to be where the Other is not.
PEW Research report, ‘Digital Life in 2025: There is no putting the genie back in the bottle …Everyone will expect to be tracked and monitored, since the advantages, in terms of convenience, safety, and services, will be so great … continuous monitoring will be the norm (PEW Research, 2014).

Produced with the support of 3Angled (Contemporary Audiovisual Creation in the Pyrenees–Mediterranean Euroregion).

Exhibited:

Solo Show Surveillance Capitalism, Sodų 4 gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (12th Dec – 26th Dec’18)

Solo Show Addaya Centre d’Art Contemporani. Casal Son Tugores, Alaró, Mallorca (10th Feb – 10th Mar’18)

Group Show Eufònic Festival, Museu de la Mar, Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain (2nd Aug’17)

Group Show MEQ Festival, hTh, Montpellier, France (12th – 14th Oct’17)