The social networks have made it possible for our privacy to transcend the public forum of the internet.Our mobile devices equipped with simple yet effective photo/video digital bear witness to our daily lives and we expose it shamelessly, in the social media circus.
Although we do not want to, our digital footprint is in the cloud.Pictures, comments, videos… most of it can escape our control and only the volume of information generated by the net itself, complicates the simple task of eliminating something that does not please us. The effectiveness of search engines can reveal our location and any stalker can use it to harm or elevate us. The same tools used to promote an event that could disturb the life of an artist are the same used to exploit his work.
Argus Panoptes was, in Greek mythology, a hundred-eyed giant. The fact that he never closed all the eyes at a time, made him a fantastic watchman.
Hera, the spouse of Zeus, sent Argus Panoptes to watch over Io, one of her husband’s nymph lovers converted into a cow.
Zeus found out her plan and ordered to kill Argus. He sent Hermes disguised as a shepherd who used his arts to hunt the watchman, with his music and stories he lulled the giant to sleep and cut off his head.
Internet is the giant Argus Panopte, always attentive and vigilant.
Xevi Argos takes its name from the mythological creature and takes the role of the storyteller musician. Not to beat the giant but to use it in his benefit.
The same tools used to promote an event that could disturb the life of an artist are the same used to exploit his work.