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.
Interview for The Feminist Internet podcast
Cover and interior feature in The Massachusetts Review