Likeness

John Kangas's avatar John Kangas

This self-portrait is an exploration of identity in the digital age. Pictures, articles, tweets, posts, "selfies", videos all change and adjust in an attempt to create a material identity. I wanted to portray narcissism and a longing for connection simultaneously. The work has an addictive quality. Your eyes linger as the image continually adjusts yet never culminates in clarity.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 0 inches
  • Medium: Video projection on print, plastic
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 36 inches