Is That Me?
1 minute video
Is That Me? is a contribution to The One Minutes video archive‘s call for entries titled Synthetic Selves, initiated by the graphic design collective Goys & Birls. The chosen videos were screened at different locations all over the world (CN, IS, DE, FR, NL) alongside the launch of the second issue of Goys & Birls‘ magazine NXS.
With this work I wanted to reflect on the fading borders between reality and cyber re- ality and on how humans can give themselves in to the seductive aspects of narcissism, self-staging and virtual make-up. For every profile on any social media platform one can create a new character, a new version of the self that one can use for representation, hiding weaknesses, promoting qualities, pretending and reinventing. In the video I show myself tied to the glance of my coun- terpart in the mirror, asking myself, which one is the real me?