Selection - Goth Screenshots
This article is taken from ISSUE 02 of our print edition, see more and buy it here.
A side project from Canadian born visual artist Sougwen Chung, Goth Screenshots is a sad look into the lonely world of the internet. Seemingly innocuous pop-ups and error warnings, such as 'choose friends: you have no friends to choose from', 'pending acceptance' and 'this action is not possible' that you encounter everyday in your computer filled existence are taken out of context and subsequently transformed into sad reflections of you and your life.
The finality of the phrasing is so far removed from any human softness that its almost like the computer is making sad assumptions about you. Perhaps this means that the near futuristic time of 'Her' is be closer than we think. If anything, Goth Screenshots proves that your computer, your OS and now, most probably you, are all emos. Prepare to have a much sadder relationship with your computer.
- Lia McGarrigle