Dialogue one

video, work in progress, 2018

Gif collage consisting of different GIFs reacting to each other and myself. The GIFs are popular ones to express emotions in online communication, they are taken from chat apps and assembled in order to have a conversation.

Part of an extended research about the transition between communicating with text to communicating with images in online conversations and the use of animated GIFs as rhetorical devices. The goal of the research is to investigate the potential of GIFs to counteract problematic effects of media-based online communication, like shaping an environment where objective facts won’t have much influence in shaping public opinion.