Screenshot TV

Stella Markidi (GR), Patricia Cadavid H. (CO)


*Screenshot TV* is an installation that invites visitors to watch a new genre of reality TV. Every few seconds, the TV shows another online screenshot, uploaded to a special website by anonymous people using a screenshot tool, so that the information can be shared by simply sending a URL. The URLs are usually sent privately, but are public and accessible to everyone. However, sometimes users upload screenshots that contain important and sensitive information and forget that the Internet is a virtual space with transparent walls. The artists appropriate this information and want to open a dialogue about our daily work and life on the screen. A screenshot is a selection of information that represents us, what we focus on, what is important to us. With screenshots as a new format for live entertainment, the installation is an interpretation of the television genre. If the screen is our new reality, will screenshots become a new genre within reality TV?



Stella Markidi (GR) & Patricia Cadavid (COL) explore post-media practices from curiosity and appropriation in a critical perspective, focused on internet behaviors and routines. In their work, they analyse how new photographs which we produce daily in the form of screenshots can be converted into new forms of live television entertainment that remind us of the old reality tv formats, attempting also to question how our reality has been transformed by the use of screens, lack of privacy, the unconsciousness of shared information and its contemporary forms of representation.