Digital Native (2020) reflects upon how easily fantasies surrounding digital tools can be hijacked by networks of control to warp and influence our understanding. The work gives voice to the new identities and agendas that inhabit the digital sphere. It does not look directly at the narrators of digital deceit, but instead reflects on the experience of the individual that sits in front of the screen.
Nadia J. Armstrong is an Irish visual artist and writer whose practise navigates the complex systems in which humans find themselves. She works at the intersection of the analogue and the digital, using performance, writing and expanded video. Nadia J. Armstrong has received multiple awards since graduating from her undergraduate degree at NCAD in 2020. At the RDS Visual Arts Awards 2020, she was the winner of the RDS Mason Hayes & Curran LLP Centre Culturel Irlandais Residency Award for her video piece Digital Native. She also received the Fire Station Artist Studios 2020 Graduate Award & Residency for Digital Media as well as a Digital Society 2020 Bursary Award. She is also one of 13 European artists under 30, who received a Goethe-Institut A.I. Residency Award, to take place in 2021 at the Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture (MEDIT) in Tallin, Estonia.