THROUGH POETRY AND FILM TOM EXPRESSES HIS FEELINGS AS YOUNG PERSON LIVING IN A CYBER REALITY, WHERE ALL LOVE IS LOST SOMEWHERE IN THE DEEPER FACETS OF THE INTERNET, REPLACED BY A NEVER ENDING SEARCH AND A LUST FOR MORE. USING POETRY AND FILM TOM CONVEYS THE DARKER ASPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY, BY HIGHLIGHTING ON OUR CONTINUED OBSESSION WITH VIRTUAL PERSONA. THE OBJECT AND YOU (2020) IS A STORY OF ISOLATION, LONELINESS AND NARCISSISM, BUT ALSO OPTIMISM FOR A CHANCE OF REHABILITATION AND FINDING HUMAN CONNECTION.

NOTES FROM THE OBJECT AND YOU (2020)

THROUGH POETRY AND FILM I EXPRESS MY FEELINGS AS A YOUNG PERSON LIVING IN THIS CYBER REALITY. WHERE ALL LOVE IS LOST SOMEWHERE IN THE DEEPER FACETS OF THE INTERNET, REPLACED BY A NEVER ENDING SEARCH WITH A LUST FOR MORE. USING POETRY AND FILM I CONVEY THE DARKER ASPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY BY HIGHLIGHTING ON OUR CONTINUED OBSESSION WITH VIRTUAL PERSONA.

 

ONLINE USAGE BECOMING SO NATURALLY EMBEDDED IN OUR DAY TO DAY LIFESTYLES, I'VE FOUND THROUGH MY OWN EXPERIENCES, THAT IN ACTS OF SOLACE I TURN TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO KEEP ME OCCUPIED. EITHER THAT BE WHEN I'M ALONE AND LEFT TO MY THOUGHTS, OR IT BE AS A WAY TO EVADE CONVERSATION, TUNING IN TO ZONE OUT. I'VE FOUND THAT A LOT OF THE TIME I FEEL DISCONNECTED FROM PEOPLE AND MORE CONNECTED TO MY ONLINE LIFESTYLE, HOWEVER I FEEL LIKE I'M SURROUNDED BY THIS UNIVERSAL ADDICTION. EVERYONE TUNED INTO THEIR OWN BUBBLES OF EXISTENCE.

 

THE MOMENT SOMETHING EXCITING HAPPENS IT'S THE 21ST CENTURY MANTRA TO CAPTURE IT. LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE AND CONNECT YOUR EXPERIENCES ONLINE WITH OTHERS IN SEARCH FOR SOME KIND OF GRATIFICATION. THIS WAY OF LIVING IS PROGRESSIVELY GETTING WORSE THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENTS OF TECHNOLOGY AND APPS THAT EXIST WITHIN, DETERRING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE AWAY FROM LIVING IN THE MOMENT.

MY RECENT WORK OF ART - THE OBJECT AND YOU IS A STORY OF LONELINESS, ISOLATION AND NARCISSISM, BUT ALSO OPTIMISM FOR A CHANCE OF REHABILITATION AND HUMAN CONNECTION. INSIDE THE DEEP RECESSES OF SOCIAL MEDIA, THE PROTAGONIST LIVES AMONGST A HAYWIRE OF WRITTEN NOTES AND INTERNET CULTURE.

THE USE OF CHARACTER DERIVES FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCES, HOWEVER LEAVES THE THEMES OPEN TO INTERPRETATION. WETHER OR NOT THESE TRUTHS ARE FELT, IS ONLY A MATTER OF HOW THE VIEWER RELATES. THROUGH SELF REFERENCE AND SELF AWARENESS WITHIN THE FORM, I CAN ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I'M A WRITER THAT EXISTS WITHIN THE CONTEXT AND OUTSIDE THE WORK OF ART.