#InstaRoadTrip2016 was an social media performance piece that I executed in January of 2016. In short, the project was a month-long virtual journey from New York to California — a classic American voyage of youthful soul-searching and self-discovery — made entirely on Instagram. Using other people's photos that were geotagged along my route, I "explored" local culture, "met" various characters and told "their" stories. I thought #InstaRoadTrip2016 might remind us that we no longer simply go places and photograph what happens, but what happens is a function of what we photograph. I hoped the project would highlight the blurry line between fact and fiction in an era when many use social media to author their lives.
In summer of 2016, I launched CONFESSION with collaborator Gregor Hochmuth, a project that is a bit like a combination of Post Secret and Chat Roulette, with a little old school Catholicism injected into it. Much to our surprise, we ended up receiving thousands of calls, and getting a fair about of press about the project. Here's an INTERVIEW I did for an Israeli news program (segment starts at 9:25).