About Glap Collective: John Hughes, Liz Murray, Simon Rattigan and Mia Taylor work collectively as Glap Collective. We make artworks combining the technologies of social media, online dating and robotics with text, photography and video work. At the intersection between art and writing, with emphasis on how text might exist in a more expanded field, our work is critically engaged with the dissolution of historical distinctions between books, files, and artworks.
Glap Collective’s experimental writing using techniques of role play, online avatars, and fictional personae that derive from montage and mashup. Cutting and pasting commentary from social platforms into Sci-Fi narrative, text and image are rearranged through discursive processes of splitting and joining. As collectively edited and authored artworks, this process poses epistemological questions about platforms of surveillance, art’s social turn, and the experience of reading and writing today.