Life Needs Internet #3
Life Needs Internet #3 is a video installation that shows a series of handwritten letters combined with video portraits of those who wrote the letter. Each letter answers the question:
How does the internet influence your daily life and how do you feel about this influence?
The selected letters all tell small, personal and anecdotal stories relating to the influence of the internet written in the native language of its author, combined with an English translation. The letters each slowly masks the video portraits, creating a visual combination of the handwriting and its author.
The Life Needs Internet installations (2012, 2017 & 2022) are a part of an ongoing archival project which archives all the handwritten letters collected since 2010. In this 3rd version, newly added letters from India, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and China were added to earlier selected letters from 2010 till 2017. These new letters mainly focus on how the global Corona pandemic influenced the internet usage, and impact, on its authors.
Every 5 years a new Life Needs Internet installation is made, adding newly collected letters to the older selection. Since 2010 over one thousand letters from all over the world have been collected. Together these letters document how we feel and think about the internet and how this may differ per country and generation, showing that there is no single global digital culture.