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FOMO/ pervasive digital age anxiety that something better is happening somewhere else. aggravated by social media.


FoMO, mofos! (Fear of Missing Out, motherf***ers!) Created by Mary Pearson 

Enter here and now. How did we get here? How do we get down from here? Delving into FoMO triggered a creative reflection on the ‘digital age condition’. With social media hyper-connectivity comes constant vigilance: we are watching each other whilst being watched. FoMO, mofos! questions the deeper consequences of that continuous self exposure on the fragile psyche of human animals. 

Enter here and now. How did we get here? How do we get down from here? We see a woman in a cinematic labyrinth turned digital. All eyes gaze upon her, their insatiable desire is to invade and capture her privacy. She is rootless, an outcast. She is fighting invisible demons of history. 

A journey of transformations unfolds. She metamorphoses through animal totems: a peacock display, a scapegoat set apart from the herd, a moth taunted by its desire for bright light. 

Naked, cast out and ashamed, the hallucination fades. She is exposed. She can never return to a state before seeing, and being seen. 

Does unrelenting desire lead to self-destruction? 

FoMO, mofos! Is a kaleidoscopic meditation passing through the lms Blow-Up and Mullholland Drive and the songs of Robert Wyatt, Kraftwerk and John Lennon; a modern myth, cautionary tale, and cinematic visual feast. 

About The Project

Mary Pearson (USA/UK) 

Trans-disciplinary performance maker based in Liverpool, UK. She has
toured solos The Sand Dog Cometh and FAILURE (& other opportunities for nonlinear success) internationally in the UK, USA, and Germany. Her signature improvisation and performance workshops are called FAILURE Lab. 

"Alena elevated my ideas to another level with her imagination, playfulness, and technical skill. Looking at my costumes through a couture lens, she brought new associations to the performance imagery. It was a huge pleasure to work with her.”

Photogaphy: Mark Loudon 

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