Mez Brezze, (Aus), no date
Whish4, Web Art
Whish4 is an web work based exclusively online. This project is based on a poetic interpretation of the maxim “Be Careful What You Wish For”. The title of the work, Wish4, is a truncation – and linguistic reworking – of the idea of wish fulfilment in the digital age, one where willing users and audience members are subjected to an “always-on” news cycle, where social media and content streaming are the preferred method of information sourcing and privacy is an elastic concept.
One of my intentions in creating "Wish4" is to explore the pull of a user’s desire to be continually digitally connected. This project takes as its inspiration this perpetual tugging at a user’s consciousness by the digital: each day, for 40 days, I’m creating and posting a creative response that will take as its immediate inspiration a headline – or item - drawn from the electronic news cycle of that specific day.