Lives of Others

2021, Performance



Have you ever felt that your laptops were eavesdropping on you since it knows accurately what you need? Here is a method to test whether your daily conversation is being heard from these telescreens. I use 4 items (baldness, vibrator, Santorini trip, divorce) that I have never used/searched in my life to make a poem, reciting it in front of my digital devices every day. If the following day's targeted ads recommend me to buy any of the items I mentioned in my poem, which means I’ve been wiretapped, while on the other hand, they are tricked by my designed 'preferences'.

© 2020 by Yan Li. 

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