“EVERY 5 MINUTES”

Rohan┃f9artist
2 min readJan 8, 2024

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“Every 5 Minutes,” my animated work

“EVERY 5 MINUTES”

This compelling work of art captures the essence of our contemporary, digitally-driven life in a way that goes beyond just pixels and colours. The artwork’s pulsating, vivid colours serve as a metaphor for the life and energy of social media, a place where notifications, updates, and connections come together.

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The intentional decision to show notifications every five minutes is a moving statement about how addicted our relationships are on the X platform. It exposes the constant beat of our digital existence, in which connectivity acts as a constant pulse that never really stops. The tune, “Every 5 minutes” serves as a sobering reminder of the ever-present digital world we live in every day, even in a time when knowledge is easily accessible.

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The conflicting emotions that the X excitement arouses are depicted in the artwork. This artistic creation turns into a mirror reflecting our shared experience, regardless of whether one finds the constant barrage of notifications fascinating or overwhelming. It makes us think about how the digital era affects our relationships with one another and starts a conversation about how to walk the fine line between interaction and overstimulation.

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We are asked to consider how we relate to the digital world as we look at this image. Do we enjoy the constant barrage of updates, or do we sometimes long for a brief break from the never-ending series of alerts? In a society when taking a break is considered a luxury, “Every 5 minutes” asks us to examine the depths of our relationship with X and to measure the advantages and disadvantages of being connected versus the need for a digital detoxification.

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