Doomscrolling is the activity of mindlessly sifting through negative news cycles. It is a media anxiety in times of real-world shattering events. The catastrophic and the tragic is endlessly reported next to the upbeat and the endearing, requiring an equally large emotional bandwidth. The visual information here is overloading, variably intensifying, moving at different speeds around our visual axis. The superimposed “X” sign mimics a real-world window shattering prevention in war-affected areas, often done in brown postal tape.
"Djuro’s work at first seems a bright and bold venture into a digital world of computer graphics. But the soft colours hide a harder reality. Under their surface is a different world – a manipulative and seductive place of traps and fault lines, disruptive, dangerous and overwhelming. She is interested in the very contemporary tension between the real and virtual worlds, and how our dependence on ever more powerful technology creates confusion between the two."
~ Leslie Manasseh, Brixton Blog