now you see me
Somebody was there and has seen me. Suddenly I realize the vulgarity of my gesture, and I am ashamed. - Jean-Paul Sarte
This exhibition explores our consciousness of the self in relation to the other. The self, in a moment of simply being, is interrupted by a sudden awareness of another's presence. In this instant, the self becomes reflective both upon the 'interrupted' moment and upon themselves being in that moment. This person who has been seen becomes an object vulnerable to judgement by both the spectator and the self in reflection.
In this exhibition, the precise roles of viewer and viewed are indeterminate, through the use of web cameras the would-be-spectator is both voyeur and objectified counterpart. I have made use of the medium of machine and performance (which arbitrate this uncanny experience) in order to create a recognition of this symbiotic relationship of discomfort - an awareness where the intimacy of what was a natural or a private moment is lost and becomes distanced from the self.
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