The interactive video installation Portraits of ... deals with the self-portrait as an expression -
by combining filmed portraits of the artists with the audience’s sketched portraits, issues are raised
concerning the origin, originality, self-image and meaning in contemporary life.
Automatically similarities and differences uncovers, which are rooted in the artist’s identification
of himself and the viewer’s spontaneous sketched self-portrait as a personal identifier.
Portraits of… is a video projection consisting of a large number of self-portraits, the artists filmed during various occations, assembled in a grid.
The projection surface is painted black, which means that the video appears very diffuse.
During the exhibition the audience is invited to sketch self-portraits on white cardboard squares,
the same size as the squares in the film. They put up their pictures on the surface, and thus
appears the projected film. Through audience’s interaction the artist behind the work appears,
and a visual discourse happens between the author and the active spectator.
The videoinstallation has been show at Gallery 69, Oslo, in April 2011, and at V.art11 in Värnamo, Sweden in September 2011.
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