The Scrolling Exorcise (2022) is an art piece created during the Museum of Human Achievement's residency Welcome to my Homepage.
It is an audio experience with guided scrolling motions best experienced on mobile.
The piece is based on the simple idea of utilizing the repetitive motion of scrolling as a catalyst for thought. I wanted to create an experience that could only be had within the context of the web. Instead of just housing animation or photos on a webpage, the piece is about our body's relationship to the shape of this tool.
The audio piece asks listeners to reflect on muscle memory and unconscious physical patterns. Then invites them to imagine that what they scroll by throughout their life has been stored within their hand, within their thumb. Playfully considering the doom scrolling, half-intentional digestion of content, and advertising as a demon, or spirit, that one could exorcise.
AUDIO RECORDING by colton weaver
SPANISH TRANSLATION by marcelo Villaseñor
EXORCISE MY DEMONS
Sara Aleyce Roma (she/they) is an ATX based new media artist with a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Trained as an animator, they utilize video, performance, stop-motion, web animation, free association writing, photography and interactive installation. Most recently in their short film “A Problem” they explored stop-motion as endurance performance in a relationship to a single object.
Occasionally she has been known to curate and produce events, Bad Art Collective (2017), Hello Neighbor (2019), PlantOS (2021).
Welcome to my Homepage is an international online residency program hosted by IRL @ The Museum of Human Achievement that offers artists a no-cost, low-stakes opportunity to experiment and expand their practice in new directions, explore the web as a site for creative production, and reach new audiences. For visitors, the Homepage is a non-traditional art venue that encourages net.art appreciation and conversation both online and IRL. Welcome to my Homepage was founded in 2014 and has since hosted over 65 artists from across the world wide web.