Jesse Darling

Darling's two works in the exhibition are self-portraits taken by the artist with a webcam in their kitchen as an answer to the convention of the stereotypical selfie. They are at once a form of camouflage and an unabashed display of the artist's own nakedness as they negotiate the boundaries of self-creation and power over the observer’s gaze.

Darling presents their likeness on two tablets which prompt tactile interaction with the artist’s portraits and suggest an invasion of their personal space – both in the bodily and virtual sense. The titles of the works reference popular filters and functions in the computer programme Photoshop, which lets users improve and modify digital images.                 

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