'HAMLET SKULL BANK(SY) MUSEUM'
Hommage to Banksy
'WHICH WORK OF ART CAN I BECOME?'
Mirror Selfies, Culver City Art Walk Sept. 2012
Does one look at the artwork, or a self-portrait of the artist, or both? The photo takes its starting point in the recognizable – albeit staged self- representation of an artist. The self-portrait plays on the duality inherent in that we both see glimpses of the artist's authentic physical appearance and the artistic interpretation.
The artist and the artwork melts together into one and creates an association between work and artist, where one become curious to find the artist's private self. self.
This focus at self representation itself is also a reflection of that our concept of identity has evolved through the 20th century. We are more multi cultural oriented now than in the past and therefore freer in creating self-representations.
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Copyright ® Birgitte Moos 2014
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