Fenna Wenselaar

Department: Information Design


What: A project investigating the relationship between Instagram and theatre.

Why: For Fenna Wenselaar, Instagram is like a stage, with users as the writer, editor, director, set designer and actor of their own story. But what if our Insta-actions were to spill out into our offline existence?

How: Selfies are split-second moments that gain a prolonged existence online. Imagine trying to hold the same pose or expression in the real world, all day long. Or what if we walked around with hashtags attached to us? In a series of videos, Fenna places our Instagram behaviour in the real world, revealing it for the staged act that it is.

“Instagram is a platform for solo performances”

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman