SPIN Art Commission: ‘Social Suffocation’, Olu Osinoiki⁣⁣, 2020

October 16, 2020

SPIN, the Martin Parr Foundation and the Rising Arts Agency are pleased to share a new commission exploring the relationship between secrecy and ignorance. ⁣⁣


What does secrecy mean to you?⁣⁣
Who keeps secrets, how and why?⁣⁣
What is ignorance?⁣⁣
How might secrecy and ignorance be interconnected? ⁣⁣


Responding to these questions, Olu Osinoiki of Olumedia created the photographic work Social Suffocation (2020).



“WARNING: To avoid the danger of ignorance, disconnection, depression or anxiety, keep social media away from every living soul. Social media is not a toy.” – Olu Osinoiki⁣⁣

Osinoiki received guidance from Rising, MPF and Martin Parr throughout the development of this project, as well as from academics based at SPIN.


A selection of Social Suffocation postcards have been produced and are available in the Martin Parr Foundation gallery in Bristol.⁣⁣ You can follow Osinoiki’s work via his website Olumedia.



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