I Stalk Myself More Than I Should

by Sophia Braga (Duration – 13:26)

There is a narcissistic aspect in surveillance which empowers internet users to monitor theirbehaviours daily, overcoming the fear of being observed. Sharing structured, rationalized andcomplex private content with intimate details online places users in a digital (p)anopticon. Thiscontent is not easily read and is subject to multiple interpretation, hence it’s possible to findvarious starting points for speculative stories. “I Stalk Myself More Than I Should” is an archiveof expired memories that were meant to die within 24 hours. The work displays a selection ofInstagram Stories preserved through the use of screen recordings. Going against the nature ofthis feature, the project investigates appropriation, interpretation and representation, as well asqualities and hierarchies of humans memories shared and stored online.