If I Die, Please Delete My Soundcloud, NGV Triennial 2020, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne NZ (2020).

If I die, please delete my Soundcloud 2019 is a single channel video work that explores the internet’s lure as both an embodiment of and escape from loneliness. Exploring intimacy at a time when curated online identities are not only commonplace but also expected, the artist sees the possibility of reinventing and selfcensoring as both endless and imminent. Matila-Smith examines how online personalities intersect with real-world ones and what this means for modern identities and society at large.

Originally commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand, curated by Serena Bentley as part of Personal Space 2019.



   




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