- Ying Ang, from the series Gold Coast. © Ying Ang.
- Sofie Barfoed, Investigate. © Sofie Barfoed.
- Shraddha Borawake, from the series #Pilgrimageofanimage. © Shraddha Borawake.
- Elisabet Davids, Stella Rose Saint Clair, 2012. © Elisabet Davids.
- Jon DeCola, from the series Screens. © Jon DeCola.
- Bill Ellis, Falling in Love. © Bill Ellis.
- Toni Greaves, from the series Furries, a Tail of Identity. © Toni Greaves.
- Monica Kapoor, from the series Sacred/Profane. © Monica Kapoor.
- Antonia Kuo, still from Altered. © Antonia Kuo.
- Sungkyung Kwak, from the series Beyond the Glass. © Sungkyung Kwak.
- Pepe Rubio Laraurri, Paper. © Pepe Rubio Laraurri.
- Andre Malerba, from the series OWS:Beginnings. © Andrea Malerba.
- Adriane Ohanesian, from the series The Women of the KIA. © Adriane Ohanesian.
- Josh Raab, Untitled. © Josh Raab.
- Yuki Shingai, Butterfly Effect. © Yuki Shingai
- allisonwwwonderland (Allison Walters), ~*~looking back at my selfies and reminiscing~*~bout the good days :):).. © Allison Walters.
I'll Be Your Mirror: Navigating Interaction in the Digital Age
SEPTEMBER 13–NOVEMBER 24, 2013
I'll be Your Mirror: Navigating Interaction in the Digital Age examines the dissemination and consumption of information in contemporary media culture. Curated by the editors of Scrapped Magazine, themselves ICP alumni, this exhibition considers how much of our contemporary experience is filtered through corporatized mass media.
Marxist theorist Guy Debord stated "All that once was directly lived has become mere representation." Debord described not only the relationship that we have to world events, but also how we experience our own lives. Today, much of the information and imagery we receive circulates through second or third hand experience—not just through traditional outlets such as television and newspapers—but through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and blogs. Disconnection and alienation masquerade as obsessive communication over social media. The cult of celebrity, the deliberate curation of a public image on Facebook and Instagram, online dating, politicians using mass media to score political points, and a 24-hour news cycle where information must be manufactured to hold viewers' attention—all modes of virtual communication have combined to jam our airwaves.
The artists selected for this exhibition tackled this theme conceptually, thematically, and globally, using a variety of tools, from iPhones, Skype, and screenshots to X-ray film, car parts, and digital photography. The editors of Scrapped would like to thank ICP for the opportunity to curate this show, as well as our participating artists for their thoughtful contributions.
Heather M. O'Brien