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20° & ON FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER IN BRISBANE
By Sarah Ward
June 20, 2016
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Self Imag(in)ing

You haven't thought about selfies quite like this.
By Sarah Ward
June 20, 2016
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In 2013, the Oxford Dictionary deemed 'selfie' the word of the year. Given that advances in mobile phone technology mean that no one can stop taking them, that's hardly surprising. When everyone started carrying around compact, high-resolution cameras in their pockets, taking a constant stream of self-portraits was kind of inevitable.

We're sure that Marisa Georgiou, Kristian Fracchia and Chloe Waters have captured more than a few happy snaps of themselves over the years; however you won't see those at Self Imag(in)ing. Instead, you'll find an exploration of the way in which navigating issues of identity, gender and corporeal experience via a perpetual state of self-imaging has become the norm.

Think of it of an artistic dissection of how and why we're compelled to not only photograph ourselves, but share the resulting pictures with the world via social media, and construct a visual narrative of our lives as a result. You'll never look at your Instagram feed the same way again, because you haven't thought about selfies quite like this before.

Image: Marisa Georgiou Afternoon Fountain Reverie 2016, Video still.

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