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 by these telescreens. I used 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, it will mean that I’ve been wiretapped. On the other hand, the listener behind the screen is tricked by my designed 'preferences'.