Through various art practices, Fluctuations & Remote Profilesreflects on the connection between profiles in social media and self-portraiture as well as how social relations are configured in the digital era. From the departure point of a common interest in investigating how the virtual influences both our society and our culture, the artists in the exhibition contemplate issues regarding the definition of intimacy, our perception of reality, the creation of our own image and the construction of the identity.
Thus, each of them activates an awareness on the possibilities and limitations of digital media while question our ability to adapt to the technological tools at our disposal, situating the role of art as a mediator within this paradigm.
The proposal by Hedwig Houbentakes the question of identity and its external projection. Seeking an encounter between herself, its external image and the tangible, she attempts to achieve a dialogue between the elements that compose the video Personal Matters and Matters of Fact.
Gwenneth Boelensshares with Houben this interest to note the gap between physical experience and virtual experience, something directly speaking about the intrinsic limitations present in communication online. Hand-Wall is a piece that points how our perception could become obscured.
Developing an awareness about the context through direct experimentation is the proposal by Sean Edwards' sculpture, Four Windows. Through four ellipses that delimit our environment, we become aware ofhow the context can be a manipulative element. An experience which have both a panoramic scope and an introspective quality; you can see you watching, observing or being observed.
The work by Nacho Martín Silvatakes the pictorial tradition to reflect on the way we approach our contemporaneity. In Unbekanntes Bild(unknown portrait), the artist attempts to identify the character portrayed in the picture that Hitler had in his office at the Führerbau, creating a document about the aspiration to define the identity of the other.
Language is also incorporated in the space with the inclusion of Emilio Rojas' work.
Dependent on the interrelation between the message and the circumstances in which it is formulated, Invisible Enemiessuggests multiple interpretations related to the specific context of the show.
'' I doubt I can see more with my eyes open than when I close them'','' this is what one of the portrayed in the series Seeing is Believing said. In this project, Kyungwoo Chun has created a series of self-portraitsdeveloped in time, distorting the apparent connection between self portrait and identity.