.onion

Creating our own realities is nothing new, but now it’s easier than ever to become trapped in echo chambers of our own making.

.onion is a project about how we perceive the deep web and the dark net. My work is exploring the vague layers of the internet in a non physical gallery experienced in virtual reality. The work is referring to parts of the book “The Dark Net” written by Jamie Bartlett. In this translation I am using the idea of an exhibition as a metaphor for exploring these layers of the internet. I’m trying to look for different explanations of these parts of the web. The medium, virtual reality, is in my opinion also adding to the isolating effect that the internet has on our daily lives. Escaping in to a self created world, leaving the physical and entering the digital consciously. You become the personality that you want to be, not the one that you are.