The performer is free to wander around the space while creating posts and stories for their Instagram profile. If posts are based on the objects placed in the transparent sphere, stories capture the outside instead, shifting the focus onto the audience and the performer’s interactions with them. The work deals with the relation between self digital identity and image production but also the role that ephimerality is playing in the shift from heavily codified images to a more exprimental and open research, which is accessible once the safe space of momentousness is trespassed and the ordinary is explored and observed from a new perspective.
Royal College of Art Graduate Show, London, 2017
Performers: @janislejins, @johannaflato, @emilypaigeelkins, @elghandiva
Photo: Andrea Bertolotti