Myself — AN INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION
myself installationA special quality is given to the exhibition, by the fact that only one person can stay in the showroom at a time. Hidden mobile phones take photos of the visitor just before entering the room. Entering the exhibition space, the visitor faces his or her own portrait. Mobile phone cameras are hidden in the frames around the screens. More and more photos of the visitor are taken and continuously forwarded onto the next displays. Another uniqueness of the installation is, that the artist himself is not present at all during the creative process. The artwork is generated by the visitors, and only they can see their own portraits. The artist will never be able to see his work. The creator of the pictures remains an outsider, and entering the showroom, the artist himself becomes a visitor right away. The installation blurs traditional borders between the genres „portrait“ and „self-portrait“, because the person, who visits the exhibition contributes to the creative process, but immediately after leaving the room, all portraits disappear from the screens. The exhibition is changing constantly. The artwork is a self-focused game, inspired by a social media behavior phenomenon. Due to the digital technology, portraits flood the internet and self-portraits are being mass-produced. The MySelf installation reveals the discomforting truth that the individual has irreversibly lost the control over their own pictures.
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