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Self-Exposed Heart
 
Uma crítica ao crescente individualismo e à cultura de auto-promoção através das "selfies" e dos telefones celulares. A artista brasileira radicada na Austrália, Carol Guerra, conversa com Alex Spengler sobre suas novas telas que exploram a fragmentação do indivíduo através do telefone celular.
Carol, que foi criada em um meio rural ao redor de índios, confronta sua própria relação com a (auto) imagem para propor uma reflexão sobre os personagens que construímos de si. Ela também acredita que a pressão pela imagem pessoal no Brasil é maior que na Austrália.
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A Self-Exposed Heart.

Brazilian born multidisciplinary artist, Caroline Guerra has been based in the Northern Rivers region of NSW since 2013. With a background in architecture, industrial design and photography, Carol’s work playfully reflects an aesthetic pluralism whilst creating a dialogue between the photographic image, the photographic subject and digital media platforms. This polyvalent narrative is portrayed experimentally via various mediums and materials. A Self-Exposed Heart examines the ways in which technology has influenced, and changed, the construction of self-image. This work explores the phenomenon of selfies, based on the lens of the smart phone capturing one’s mirror image, or mirror opposite, in which the photographic subject is ultimately cancelled out in an attempt to interact with a hyper-sensuous and gentrified medium. Does this endeavourto capture and publish endless collections of self-generated little selves result in the overstimulation and fragmentation of the physical self? Is the selfie an attempt to validate one’s own existence, to themselves and to others? So if our proclivity for the selfie is simply a desire to confirm our own existence, but the process of the selfie causes a fracturing of our physical self, then what will be the legacy of this current selfie culture or the selfie addicts among us?

A Self-Exposed Heart - until 1 of July at Iluka Emporium


Se estiver usando um telefone com sistema Android, clique aqui para ver fotos das telas de Carol Guerra.