step, slither and scroll
March 16 - May 17, 2023
Sage Sidley’s exhibition at the Vernon Public Art Gallery titled step, slither and scroll contemplates the existence of overlapping and connected digital and analogue systems on both the micro and macro levels. Her research includes investigating technological networks which we encounter daily. The ubiquitous use of the Internet is a good metaphor; every action a person executes is being intercepted and analyzed by third parties who collect all of this possible information. These collected data include who, to whom, from where to where, from when, until when, IP addresses of the devices of the Internet users combined with the other data. These collected data then serve various enterprises as tools to connect third parties to this personal information and preferences and choices of individuals using the web. These might be just business or commercial proposition in forms of targeted advertising, but also for nefarious purposes.