Unfriend Me Now!

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Unfriend Me Now!  (3 Channel Facebook Hellscape Render) at Spring Break Art Fair (2019) in Los Angeles

Unfriend Me Now! (3 Channel Facebook Hellscape Render) at Spring Break Art Fair (2019) in Los Angeles

Facebook Clown holding a Facebook post he is proud of.

Facebook Clown holding a Facebook post he is proud of.

Durbin's video work Unfriend Me Now! (2018-2019) transforms Facebook into an hellscape of comic and horrific endless soapboxing and rage, featuring a figure she calls “Facebook Clown.”

Unfriend Me Now! explores increasing political polarization during the 2016 US Presidential election, the way Facebook has influenced communication, language, and mood; and the co-option of rage by corporate tech 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; it has also been presented at Projektraum Galerie M in Berlin, for the group exhibition POLE, curated by Elena Kaludova.

A 3-channel version of Unfriend Me Now! was screened with Transfer Gallery’s DOWNLOAD for Spring Break Art Fair and at Femmebit Art Festival in Los Angeles.

The work exists in a single-channel version and a multi-channel installation version.

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Press:

Interview for The Feminist Internet podcast

Cover and interior feature in The Massachusetts Review