Losing the Religion that is Social Media


It’s a tech-warped world we’re operating in today. The increasing number of social media platforms is rivalled only by the proliferation of psychological concerns. The human mind’s ready submission to the hypnotic effects of social media, our need for instant gratification and validation, and the widening chasm that now separates once meaningful relationships all form facets to this contemporary neurosis.

Interdisciplinary artist Madhvee Deb witnesses this, and in her photography exhibition Digital Waste: The Sweet Smell of Burning that debuted at George Town Festival last year, she explores the behavioural issues of excessive photo-taking and the disproportionate exchange of worthless information on social media through a series of photographs, mixed media and video exhibition titled “The F-art of Social Media”.

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