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In a world where we use Instagram “likes” and YouTube views to assess who and what is important, and fame is just a click away, what impact is the Internet really having on how we think about ourselves and those around us?

Follow investigates how we understand image and identity as ever-changing concepts which can be bought, sold, mimicked, endorsed, deleted and validated through a single click—as well as exploring methods to survive, subvert and utilise social media.

The exhibition raises questions about the ways in which we seek validation from social media and, ultimately, explores how we behave when everyone is watching.

New commissions, research and existing work will present a wide range of experiences and views of image, self-branding, identity, sharing and micro-celebrity within the context of a life lived online. Exhibition highlights include new work by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, Cécile B. Evans, Debora Delmar Corp., Joe Orr, Ant Hamlyn, Aram Bartholl, Louise Adkins, Simon Whybray, and Candice Jacobs, and restaged work by Constant Dullaart and Kurdwin Ayub, exhibited across two galleries and in public spaces around FACT.

December 11, 2015–February 21, 2016

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
88 Wood Street
Liverpool, L1 4DQ