Herd Mentality

Herd Mentality is a video performance built upon found footage of people in crowds. The piece builds up over time and eventually erupts into chaos as the audio adds on top of itself and the visuals turn from peaceful celebrations into violent protest.

Live Video Performance, 4 min 8 secs, 2018

Carrie Sijia Wang

Special thanks to: Matt Romein

Video Credit: Fanni Fazakas, Isabella Vento

Framed as a special news coverage, Herd Mentality is a video performance built upon found footage of people in crowds. The news anchor, slightly dehumanized with her eyes replaced by two beams of light, silently watches and switches between the videos of human actions en masse. The piece builds up over time and eventually erupts into chaos as the audio adds on top of itself and the visuals turn from peaceful celebrations into violent protest.