The ancient Italian village of Civitacampomarano has about 400 inhabitants, mostly elderly. At first sight, it doesn’t look that much different from other Italian villages. However, it has almost no internet, and cell phone connections are highly unreliable.
What’s life like in an area like that? With that question in mind, urban artist Biancoshock traveled towards Civitacampomarano, only to discover that life keeps on existing. His latest project, “Web 0.0” shows that the residents here live out the apps we use most, in real life.
It became the artist’s goal to make society look into the mirror, even if just for one second, to stir the realization that things we value so essential to our modern day life, don’t really need to be. For that, Biancoshock sort of reversed the way evolution changed society.
Who would have thought – things we so desperately think we need internet for, can just occur in real life too! As of now, you can use a phone booth to do what you used to use WhatsApp for. Need to buy some stuff? No need for Ebay anymore, you can just go to the store around the corner! Sick of swiping through Tinder for a date? Why don’t you just meet up with people in the park? And what better way to watch a movie or a series, than to go to the local pub?
While modern technology affords us conveniences like never before, the artist has succeeded in making us remember that life can still exist without the internet.