RELAX (2018)

 

RELAX is a collage of filmed and appropriated videos sourced from archives and stock moving images found online. The work takes you on a visual and sound journey and looks at the anxiety of the internet and an attempt to self medicate by looking at a screen, using mobile apps to help.

 

With the rise of social media, current affairs and a screen based lifestyle we try to help ourselves through an assimilation of apps and video tutorials to escape from contemporary life. The work looks to address the cyclical nature of screen based anxiety and attempts to hopelessly fix the problems caused by modern life.

 

Using tropes from meditation apps and online video channels, the work helplessly looks to resolve issues created by our screen based addictions. Simultaneously feeding fears and anxieties when all you want to is RELAX.