Sometimes I catch myself scrolling into nothing, blindly liking, watching, clicking and reading.
I see the screen, images, words, but the meaning does not register in my mind, it does not mean anything. Sometimes I do not even know how I got there, opening Facebook, YouTube or Instagram is more like a reflex, my bodies subconscious response to any second of silence.
This short film is not meant to criticize Social Media as a whole, but our habit of using technology to fill every empty second and our addiction to the endless scroll. It shows an exaggeration of this state, where the protagonist does not even notice the lack of content until he is woken up as the scroll stops. The awakening leads to frustration about the lack of content, of "something real", and makes him/her close the window, just to repeat the process all over again. The expression of this frustration is autocorrected, making it just another post in the stream of empty content. The protagonist then closes the browser, going back to the starting point.
The film was entirely shot in one screen recording with the computers built-in microphone. All sites were coded, taking inspiration from codepen and modifying pens to fit the video's needs.
This film was created for Narratives Lab 2018 at Parsons Paris. Instructor : Raphaël Bastide