#FalseSelfie(2016)

Location: La Esquina, Kansas City, MO

Duration: 20 Minutes 

Part of the FleshCrisis Festival

How accurate can one represent the self through social media? At what point are we just falsifying our lives to the public and are our public personas mere humanlike displays? 

 

#FalseSelfie is a video performance piece in which I mimicked my natural smile as it was projected over my body. The prerecorded projection played on a loop as I slowly moved closer to the image. Between each crawl, I devoured pig shoots, grease and fat dripping on my skin. Wiping the filth off my face, I primmed myself for a selfie, erasing the evidence of consumption as I captured myimage and uploaded them onto my Facebook.  Eventually the false and real images lined together, the natural and unnatural blending together for the perfect image. 

IMG_1604-1_edited
IMG_1604-1_edited
press to zoom
HD5A9659
HD5A9659
press to zoom
HD5A9669
HD5A9669
press to zoom
HD5A9760
HD5A9760
press to zoom
HD5A9722
HD5A9722
press to zoom
HD5A9667
HD5A9667
press to zoom
HD5A9770
HD5A9770
press to zoom
HD5A9784
HD5A9784
press to zoom
HD5A9762
HD5A9762
press to zoom
HD5A9731
HD5A9731
press to zoom
HD5A9969
HD5A9969
press to zoom
press to zoom
HD5A9777
HD5A9777
press to zoom
HD5A9740
HD5A9740
press to zoom
HD5A9928
HD5A9928
press to zoom
Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 1.50.13 AM
Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 1.50.13 AM
press to zoom