Melanie Bonajo


Melanie Bonajo questions our constant technological progress, and explores how this can alienate people from themselves. Communication is central in her work, using as many people and groups as possible. As in the film Progress vs Regress, where Bonajo interviews elderly people about the way modern techniques have changed their view of relationships, work, money, time and emotions. We often forget how recent inventions like the television and the computer are: people who are now in their eighties, have witnessed the greatest technological revolution ever. How have these inventions shaped us? How far does our obsession with material objects go? Are there limits to our needs? How would it be if some technologies had never been invented?