(2019 - present)
Born in 2005 youtube.com is now a bloated, multilayered biosphere that in 2019 boasts 1.9 billion active users. Further more, within this extensive and ever expanding framework unique, archetypal styles have mushroomed and matured; one in four of the over seven billion YouTube videos being unboxing videos. It is the particularity of these conventions in addition to accidental moments of naked autobiography (synonymous with YouTube's DIY aesthetic) that Gnawmass points towards and seeks to address.
Gnawmass is a disfigured performance of YouTube convention.
July 26, 2019
BF Artists Film Festival IX, GRAFT, Lancaster UK
© Josh Vyrtz 2019