now we living like strangers (2020) is videowork that reflects on relating in a networked era, artificially intelligent social media influencers and dis-orientation. The work imposes digital content appropriated from AI influencers onto a 3D environment, relfecting the fragmentation of physical bodies inhabiting virtual spaces as an extension of the self and as ones that integrate, communicate and recompose through social networks and eventually devices. The aesthetic of floating objects and appropriated videos are employed to denote the displacement of a singular narrative and to “meta-ideologize”, which is known as the appropriation of dominant ideological forms and using them to re-order and trans-form their meanings through a feminist and non-binary lens. Sara Ahmed in Queer Phemenology proposes that orientation is a phemenological framework through which individuals make sense of the world around them. My work seeks to uncover orientations in social mediated networks and propose an alternative lens to the existence of these networks as those designed to polarize and disorient, rather than “connect”. I suggest this by presenting the virtual bodies of AI influencers and fixate on parasocial relationships that are fostered through their online presence.


now we living like strangers, installation view, prints and video, photo by Kelly Hofer, 2021.


now we living like strangers, installation view, prints and video, photo by Kelly Hofer, 2021.


now we living like strangers, installation view, prints and video, photo by Kelly Hofer, 2021.