#selfiextended

Installation, 2014

#selfiextended was an installation addressing today’s “selfie” culture in the time of social media.

Starting from an analysis of ‘selfies’, I based the selection of images on prior defined motifs that captured formal elements of selfie-photography and linked them to renowned works of art. The process of curating was done subjectively and impulsively, imitating social media’s blogging culture of spontaneous and individual image selection. I visualized the way of viewing pictures on the Internet by installing the exhibition in an elevator. Similar to scrolling a blog, pictures move fast from top to bottom. The speed creates an abundance of stimuli that refers to the oversupply of social media information and the accelerated pace of the ‘Generation Y’.
— Lisa Großkopf