Mark Farid

Sophie le Roux

3D Prints:
Vicente Gasco

Graphic Design:
Kia Tasbihgou

Back-end dev:
Richard Ellis

Front-end dev:
Marc Gunnarsson
Joseph Pleass

To coincide with the final reading of the Investigatory Power Bill (Oct 2016), Poisonous Antidote was a live newsfeed and exhibition, commissioned by Gazelli Art House in partnership with CPH:LAB, questioning just how intimately you are able to comprehend a person - their humour, temperament and rationale - through only their digital footprint.

From the 1st - 30th September 2016, this website was a live newsfeed of artist Mark Farid’s realtime digital footprint. This included all of his personal and professional emails, text messages, phone calls, Facebook Messenger, web browsing, locations, Twitter and Instagram posts, as well as any photographs and videos Mark captured. Regardless of the time, duration, or intimacy of the content Mark amassed, there was no restriction on the content publicised.

Besides the projected newsfeed and audio at Gazelli Art House, London, a 3D printer in the heart of gallery space transformed the artist's data at 24-hour intervals, creating an expanding digital landscape: an abstract sculpture formed of 30 unique and adjoining parts, each modelling a day of Mark’s digital life.

Completed in September 2017, film-maker Sophie le Roux collated and assembled the relevant information from Mark’s digital footprint to make the Poisonous Antidote film.