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Home Performance no.86

Alberto Monreal
INFECTAGRAM#1
to be followed or not to be

WHAT:
1. I CREATE AN IG ACCOUNT WITH NO CONTENT IN IT (13/12/20)

2. ALONG THE FOLLOWING WEEK I PERFORM LIVE STREAMINGS TO GET FOLLOWERS:
– I stream on a live video a viral Jitsi videocall. In the beginning it is just me.
– I spend two hours making phone calls to my friends and trying to convince them to follow my empty Instagram account, joining the videocall and copying my action (they shall spend that time convincing their friends to follow, join and keep spreading).
– I repeat the action with my contacts in Spain (15/12/20), Turkey (17/12) and Latin America (19/12).

3. ON DECEMBER 20TH I WILL STREAM THE LAST PERFORMANCE DEPENDING ON THE RESULTS:
–  IF I DON’T GET 486 FOLLOWERS IN IG (NUMBER OF THE FRIENDS I CURRENTLY HAVE IN FACEBOOK), I WILL DELETE THE NEW ACCOUNT. Account Closing Ceremony. It will include a joyfull nap, a haiku and the removal of the account.
– IN CASE THIS NUMBER IS REACHED, I WILL SURRENDER IN MY RESISTANCE AND LET IG FINALLY INFECT MY DAILY LIFE. Account Opening Ceremony. It will include the funeral of my personal time, an ode to the spectacle and the post of the first materials on the profile.

WHEN:
– Sunday 13.12.2020 – opening of the Instagram account. Announcement of the action.
– Tuesday 15.12.2020 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm