Unfriend Me Now!

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Using the trickster figure of the clown and the white box of the Facebook timeline, Durbin's short film Unfriend Me Now! (2018) appropriates the angry Facebook posts surrounding the 2016 USA election of Donald Trump. Unfriend Me Now! explores how Americans (and others) express their political views online in the 21st century, the role of the algorithm in increasing polarization, and the co-option of rage by corporate interests.

Unfriend Me Now! was created while Durbin was a Digital Studies fellow with Camden-Rutgers University in 2017-2018; it was first presented at OMO art space in Berlin in collaboration with peer to space gallery, and curator Tina Sauerländer.

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