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Silicon Selfie

Mannequins are templates for adornment and romanticism but alsosuperficiality and idealism. Their homogenised simplicity isotherworldly yet corporeal, aesthetically streamlined yet fundamentally synthetic. These dichotomies map the complex and changing terrain of self-expression and awareness due to digital disruption. In ‘Silicon Selfie’ the cyborg-like nature of the figure and the flat artificial background combine to create a tableau of gratification and inauthenticity. The work is a portrait of the ‘digital visage’, whereby the human face has become incessantly utilised for rigorous documentation, decoration and idolatry of the self via the encroachment of ‘selfie’ driven content.

Middleton Mia