Woman with downcast face is now following you, 2016
This piece responds to a ‘scary' theme, focusing on the voyeuristic, stalker nature we exhibit online physically demonstrated through an action. It throws up questions of power, as the one behind the camera choosing to follow a stereotypical interest of a female in a high heels unknowingly gesturing towards the cult film Peeping Tom by Michael Powell. By placing an emoji described as a woman with a downcast face, it throws up conversations around identity being liquefied down to simple character emotions or just a picture on a tinder profile.
Jessica Cox is a practising artist based in Cornwall.
Her practice focuses on social media, technology and communication. Questioning the use of the Internet and the ever-closing gap between on and offline interactions, she manipulates the creative process by considering it as part of the final outcome. Cox uses the aesthetic to communicate the content, playing with certain connotations. Technological advances are so fast we can barely understand where we are today and this is what she loves to interrogate.