What motivates you to broadcast your life here? (2015)

This¬†project consists of screen capture footage from the Periscope app on a tablet, through which each broadcaster is asked, “What motivates you to broadcast/livecast your life here?”

Periscope creates an unsettling liminal space between public and private, making voyeurs and exhibitionists out of its users in a very intimate yet distancing way. Since the livecasters already implicitly consent to this transformation, we are able to elicit immediate responses to direct and even tactless questions. In response to my question, which uses the medium to challenge itself and its participants, answers range from flippant to humorous, confusing, and somewhat heartbreaking.