World Wide Web

Mindi K. Bagnall's avatar Mindi K. Bagnall

This installation addresses the detrimental effects of communication technology and social media on our society and our humanity. The work consists of five small wooden houses trapped in a tangle of giant spider webs made of electrical cords (USB, charger, earbuds, etc.) The web strings are plugged into outlets in the walls and ceiling. Blue light emanates from the doors and windows. The houses symbolize the individual, isolated and caught in a web made of the very cords and wires that we have become so dependent upon. There is one house in each web to signify the physical detachment and alone-ness inherent in social media. While using social media we are virtually separated from the rest of the world, as if suspended in space, receiving only filtered, plastic wrapped human interaction.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 10
  • Medium: Installation - wood, electrical cords
  • Width: 15
  • Year created: 0
  • Height: 14