A BILLION SELFIES ARE TAKEN AND SHARED EVERY DAY.
WHAT DO THEY REALLY REVEAL ABOUT US?
This project is an exploration of the sense of self. We all have one. We feel like we have some continuity in time and that we are distinct from someone else. We can point to ourselves in the past or the future. And yet when we look at who is doing the pointing, we can’t find any particular thing, just a field of sensations which is the thing that we were pointing at in the first place.
What a strange folding-in-on-itself.
Inner Selfies is an open-community art project by Hanif Janmohamed and Maria Lantin for public-engagement in a Maker Space at the Community Gallery at the AGO and a digital creation tool online. The artists invite us to reflect on self and no-self and to consider questions about our selfie culture. The visual metaphor of a Brain Scan provides the frame for a co-creation of thoughtful, human-made, poetic representations of identity and self.
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