LUX / EROS Presents:
curated by Joslin Van Arsdale
“The computer is a new mirror, the first psychological machine”
(Sherry Turkle, Second Self, 1984)
Opening Reception September 8th 6pm
2118 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Computers have become a mirror and vehicle to our fantasies, where multiple identities and realities exist via text, email, IM and social media. Second Self, features six artists from across the globe, whose work is inspired by the many ways in which we traverse identity online. Artists Mathieu Grac, Erin M. Riley, Brendan George Ko, Brendan Donnelly, Tamsen Wojtanowski and Michael Zachary explore the dualism created between our physical selves and its internet representation, creating post-modern portraits within parallel worlds that emerge as a simulated, enhanced, fragmented and hybrid versions of oneself.