#FalseSelfie(2016)

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Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 1.50.13 AM
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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.