Sara Alonso, 1981, Spain / Exploring the transitory nature of the temporal.

Seeking Connection

George Orwell's dystopian visions where lack of human connection rules the world fascinate me.

Aren’t we all, in this Internet era, longing to connect with other human beings to the point of accepting getting rid of our own self?

People who are secure accept vulnerability in themselves. They aren’t constantly worried about their appearances or mistakes, but they accept those as part of being human. This in turn allows them to connect and to be well adjusted.

Vulnerability is not accepted in social networks. This would mean that being connected through social networks could be making us less human and more as the mirrored version of ourselves.

Aren’t we just virtual realities, empty projections of our erased inner fears? Isn't this masked version of ourselves a way to keep connected through the unconnected spectrum of the Internet?

Look for me in this blind sea of invisible connections, where radar sensors signal to assess the situation. Let’s pray to the screen, for us to connect and be safe from our own identity, the one that destroys us as it makes us weak, as it makes us human.

©Sara Alonso 2021