‘Digital Native’ is a digitised performance about the modern individual. It interrogates technology’s encroachment upon the ordinary and looks at the raw complexities of experience in the newfound data nation. The work reflects upon how easily fantasies surrounding digital tools can be hijacked by networks of control to warp and influence our understanding.
‘Digital Native’ gives voice to the new identities and agendas that inhabit the digital sphere. It does not look directly at the narrators of digital deceit, but instead, the work looks internally, reflecting on the experience of the individual that sits in front of the screen. The piece asks questions rather than provides answers: What does it mean to inhabit new virtual spaces? How do they influence us, inhibit us, or liberate us?
The work takes the form of a video piece, while also having potential forms as a VR experience, or as an expanded video installation. There is also a 3D space that accompanies the piece, that is representative of its potential physical installation.