London-based artist, Perce Jerrom will present new work and online project, The Facebook Fake Profile Archive for Cosmos Carl launching April 29.
Jerrom will create a Facebook group where you can go and deposit or upload fake Facebook profiles, discovered or created. The “fakebook” page will be available via “a detour” through the Cosmos Carl website, which has recently hosted work by artists Luca Francesconi and Sam Smith.
The archive aims to highlight how weird it is when you get friend requests from fake profiles, amongst other things like emptiness and perhaps a space of inverse digital identity politics. It seems ‘profiles’ have become something artists have recently worked more and more with, while Jerrom has a practice that takes on (the content of) algorithms, user-generated sites and spaces, online ephemera and technology’s effect on language.
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