Who would have imagined that our lives and politics would be ruled by virtual ‘likes’?
The Situationists of the 1960s were a Paris-based group of radical political thinkers with their roots in the avant-garde artistic tradition. They developed the concept of a frivolous world where representation becomes more and more dissociated from reality to the point where the spectacle becomes more real than reality itself.
Inspired by the Situationist, Tere Chad develops a body of artworks, exhibitions and critical writing where she explores the theme of how touch screen technology disconnects us from reality, empowering the society of the spectacle. She invites us to reflect on how we can find balance among both reconnecting with the haptic (tactile) and incorporating new technologies.