1000 broken hearts
On the Internet, a heart breaks every 4 seconds.
1000 Broken Hearts was an installation presented at Oxford Act Factory in October 2013 as part of the City of Sydney’s Art and About.
It reconfigures the last thousand heartbreaks from the Internet hive-mind as spectral projections that dance and flicker at random intervals in three-dimensional space. It asks us to consider the nature and meaning of emotion in the digital age, when the line between suicidal angst and quotidian frustrations is increasingly blurred.
A collaboration with hybrid media artist Andrew Burrell, 1000 Broken Hearts builds on a series of data artworks that enquire into the emotional valence of text in networked spaces.