The Ultimate Selfie

Ritsu - KimO

The Selfie is omnipresent. Self-absorbed camera-phone wielding public are everywhere, all the time, striking a pose and pointing the lens back at themselves. In this installation, Artprize visitors can partake in the "ultimate" selfie. We believe that selfie-taking encourages solipsistic behavior that is undermining individual freedom; these selfies are creating an enormous datamine for corporations to know who, when, where and how we will consume their products. Using a multi-channel security camera system, 9 cameras have been installed to point at our visitors, and feeds two projectors with a grid of images. This is how the world sees you. This is how data miners are following you and your actions to better understand how they can sell your information. Come see yourself as you've never seen yourself before in the ULTIMATE SELFIE. We want to show you a view of yourself, and a peek at what others see of you. Sponsored by ViziDef and Adaptive Composites Group.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 10' (can vary to fit)
  • Medium: video and cameras
  • Width: 10' (can vary to fit)
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 8'+ (can vary to fit)

About Ritsu - KimO

Ritsu Katsumata and Kim Ohms are multimedia artists who have worked on numerous commercial events and installations together. This is their first artistic collaboration.