R.M Kavanagh has been observing the willing infiltration of technology which occupies our daily lives and puts the family life under the microscope revolving around a glass table.
“Perceptual Space”, R.M Kavanagh’s new body of work explores the realms of digital culture as we explore the world where streaming and social media hypnotise ourselves with our personal black mirror. The first visual cocaine for families sold over the counter at a store near you. As children and parents post, share, comment, swipe, scroll, zoom, this all becomes the norm while it is all stored in the cloud above.
Is it not a fact that we are all social media dealers feeding each other’s habit by creating an endless supply of visual stimulation? By the time you have finished your coffee, you will have exposed yourself to multiple emotions as a result of viewing murder, genocide, suicide bombers, natural disasters, fluffy cats, dogs in costumes, car crashes, near death incidents, sexy videos etc. Are we desensitising ourselves to life and becoming numb? And what are the unforeseen dangers and consequences for this pocket device?
The answers are blurred but “life is what happens when you’re busy on your device watching other people live”.