SPACE Mare Street
Thu 25 Jan, 6–7.30 pm
£7/5 Book tickets here
***TOP 10 WAYS TO EXPLOIT YOUR FRIENDS PSYCHOLOGY*** is a performative workshop run by HereNow residency artist Otto Byström in collaboration with artist and choreographer André Chapatte. ***TOP 10 WAYS TO EXPLOIT YOUR FRIENDS PSYCHOLOGY*** looks into the damage of social media, paranoia and beyond. The participants are welcomed to rediscover the hell we live in, through an interactive experience brought to life by the two artists.***TOP 10 WAYS TO EXPLOIT YOUR FRIENDS PSYCHOLOGY*** links modern day artistry, social media, dopamine and paranoia, and will help you manipulate your surroundings for maximum success.
The digital revolution is increasing cases of paranoia among regular users of social media. Those experiencing paranoia tend to have heightened levels of extracellular dopamine in the brain. Those with conditions like paranoid schizophrenia and paranoid personality disorder tend to also have problems with the number of dopaminergic receptors. ***TOP 10 WAYS TO EXPLOIT YOUR FRIENDS PSYCHOLOGY*** investigates how even those without psychiatric conditions can experience paranoia as a byproduct of using certain corporate platforms for the dopamine boost.
Social media algorithms have penetrated into the individual’s life. Algorithmically triggered paranoid anxiety is the new reality. ***TOP 10 WAYS TO EXPLOIT YOUR FRIENDS PSYCHOLOGY*** aims to begin a discussion about the ways we cope and resist the constant stress linked the commercial domination on the World Wide Web.
Otto Byström is a HereNow residency artist kindly supported by the Finnish Institute