Why does posting a photo on Instagram on which you really don’t look pretty feels different than posting a nice one? Why do you tell about the great holidays, but not about the fight with your sister? Life’s great on Facebook. Holiday’s are always sunny, friends are great and heartbreak does not exist. But do we not encounter fear, failure and sadness? Isn’t it ever raining? The life is good, bad and ugly, but we only show the good. The bad we hide, the ugly we won’t show. “Life’s not perfect” is about the presentation of the self on online social media, focussing on the (un)consious omitting parts of the self/the life.
We want to open the discussion and start a conscious use of social media. Post whatever you want, but be aware of why you post or don’t post something. And maybe that will make you realize it isn’t that bad to share that terrible, rainy holiday.
Made in collaboration with Angela Grigolato