The following is a study on the power of anonymity.
I was first motivated to bring this concept to life as I watched modern discourse, political and otherwise, devolve into vitriolic tribalism, fueled by our ability to hide behind a screen, a username, an online profile. A mask. My DMs became increasingly polarized, my safety threatened, my integrity and values questioned. I began to wonder how people would behave if we were having a face to face conversation. I wanted to find out how hurtful, or how compassionate, complete strangers would be towards one another if given some sort of social impunity. 25 people given a free pass to treat another human being however they wanted. This is what happened on that day.
The song Oh No!!! is about self destructive behavior and the moment when you feel your mental health getting in the way of your ability to live your life. In some way these masked strangers also represented those thoughts and impulses beyond my control.
This experiment largely inspired by the work of Marina Abramovic and Shia LaBeouf's #IAMSORRY .
Be sure to respond in the comments with your initial reactions, who you think you would be in the video, how you think you'd behave if you found yourself in this situation, and be sure to join the grandkid notification squad for more coming soon!
grandson's social experiment for the song 'OH NO!!!' off the EP a modern tragedy vol.3., available now on Fueled By Ramen. Get the song/EP: https://grandson.lnk.to/amt...
Directed by Galileo
Produced by BT studios
#OHNO #GRANDSON #AMODERNTRAGEDY #XXRESISTANCE