MOREHSHIN ALLAHYARI / In Mere Spaces All Things Are Side By Side I

“In Mere Spaces All Things Are Side By Side I” is the first in series of videos exploring the complex adoption and accessibility of the internet in a Developing country. Rather than thinking about technology from a position of privilege, it focuses on the gap, failure, limitation, and the frustration of access to technology.

The videos are primarily inspired by my saved Yahoo chat histories from a 4 year long online relationship when I lived in Iran… but rather than delving into the relationship itself, it creates an imagined space between physical and virtual to connect the failure of the relationship to the failure of technology and communication.

Peter Kirby - Binary Lives /Steina and Woody Vasulka - 1996