Prismatic Ground Presents
my favorite software is being here
Directed by Alison Nguyen • 2021 • United States
This video work by visual artist Alison Nguyen centers on a computer-generated woman raised by the Internet in isolation in a virtual void. From the apartment where she has been placed, Andra8 works as a digital laborer, surviving off the data from her various freemium jobs as a virtual assistant, a data janitor, a life coach, and a content creator. As she multitasks throughout the day, Andra8 is monitored, finding herself overwhelmed by a web of global client demands. Something begins to trouble Andra8: her life depends on her compulsory consumption and output of human data—or so she’s been told. Andra8 explores the implications of such an existence, and what arises when one attempts to subvert them.
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