The Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair in South Bank, London has just opened. Earlier, we posted that Kyle Chayka and I curated an installation of 19 artists, 17 selfie-based video art pieces (all 30 seconds or shorter) with an interactive booth. It’s there. ATTENTION FELLOW PRESS PPL: Let me answer this Q 4u…
Are #selfies art now?
#Selfies are not art (or #art)
but these video art pieces are selfies.
ALRIGHT. Anyway, National #Selfie Portrait Gallery came out pretty great but I haven’t slept in three days and if you’re in London, you should come over for the reception, 6-8pm tonight (right now.) Some fresh-off-the-iPhone installation photos for you in the gallery above and here’s the trailer, again:
One piece in the show is Alexander Porter’s bit.ly-GL27CV. One of the masterminds of the #RGBDToolkit — an open source Kinnect x Cannon 3D rendering ware — Alexander’s selfie is a digital 3D scan of his face, unfurled like a landscape canvas. EXCLUSIVE ON ANIMAL! (How’d we score that shit amirite?)
“National #Selfie Portrait Gallery,” Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair, Petra Cortright, Rollin Leonard, Bunny Rogers, Alexander Porter, Angela Washko, Jayson Musson, Anthony Antonellis, Yung Jake, Jennifer Chan, and Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw, Kim Asendorf and Ole Fach, Daniel Swan, Leslie Kulesh, Jesse Darling, Addie Wagenknecht, Saoirse Wall, Carlos Sáez, Oct 17 – Oct 20, The Bargehouse, London
(Installation photos: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork)