Anna Kirk

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Optical Avatar by Anna May Kirk holds a mirror to digital self-surveillance, analysing self recognition as our curated virtual identities hold a gaze through the screen.

Art Exhibition previously on at AirSpace Projects in Marrickville precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 02 October 2015 to Saturday 17 October 2015
Launch Friday 02 October 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

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Published by AirSpace Projects on Sunday 27 September 2015.
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With the exponential rise of networked computing, our lives and environments are increasingly broadcast into the public digital sphere. Social media is a key example, aiding the giddy celebration of identity flux as it releases the user from their physical body in order to curate themselves as anything/s or anyone/s. In this new digital environment, individuals are able to play with their identities and the spaces in which these identities function, to the point where ‘life’ becomes more intense online than off. Kirk utilises the screen as a non-neutral interface between user and these new media metaspaces to explore the implications of when these constructed virtual identities peer back through the screen and influence the creators physical reality.


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