Be Seen and Shadowed By Your Very Own IRL Follower
Add a follower that actually follows you, leaving behind a photo of you at the end
If you live in New York City, and have always wondered what it would feel like to have your own personal paparazzi for a day, now is your chance to find out. Lauren McCarthy, a Brooklyn-based digital artist, is bringing her performance art app—Follower—to New York, and is currently accepting applicants to be followed or to follow.
“On one hand there’s all this surveillance and it’s really beyond our control— who’s watching us, where is the data going—and I wanted to create something that inverted that, where instead you actually had control and you can request the surveillance,” said McCarthy of her motivation behind the project.