ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Aoife O’Dwyer

I am an artist who lives in the Irish almost-countryside with my lady fiancée and squishy Staffordshire Bull Terrier who regularly tends to persistent inclinations towards photography, digital media, design and installation.

At the core of my creative practice is an obsession with perception.  Self-perception, sensory perception, identity and experience all play a vital role in what motivates me artistically.

Body autonomy and body image are also key areas of exploration in my work as well as questioning the way the female body and image is both portrayed and consumed – particularly in digital and virtual settings. I am also a member of the Bunny Collective and founder of A Secret Magazine.

You can see more of Aoife’s work HERE

www.aoifeodwyer.com

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blackpaint20:

Nudes in the Louvre!
Mimesis in the Louvre: 
Mimesis (Ancient Greek: μίμησις (mīmēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mīmeisthai), “to imitate,” from μῖμος (mimos), “imitator, actor”) is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of meanings, which include imitation, representation, mimicry, imitatio, receptivity, nonsensuous similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression, and the presentation of the self  - wiki
I’d love to try this

blackpaint20:

Nudes in the Louvre!

Mimesis in the Louvre: 

Mimesis (Ancient Greek: μίμησις (mīmēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mīmeisthai), “to imitate,” from μῖμος (mimos), “imitator, actor”) is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of meanings, which include imitation, representation, mimicry, imitatio, receptivity, nonsensuous similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression, and the presentation of the self  - wiki

I’d love to try this

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Carlin Brown





As a young girl, I frequently posted in chatrooms, message boards, and online journals, putting my intimate thoughts out there for the entire world. I felt like a small speck on a vast platform, lost among the other millions of posts. I shared a version of myself that I created, mediating and manipulating my own identity. I hid behind my online profiles, usernames, and avatars, and yet still kept intimate e-diaries which told the story of my adolescence in a very sincere way.

About the project

For “Bedroom Diaries,” text excerpts pulled from my personal online journals (dating from as early as 2001) are superimposed over carefully posed webcam images, revealing a private version of myself; one only visible through the computer?s eye. By sharing these images, I am exploring the naive adolescent’s unfiltered engagement with the Internet as both an obscure platform for personal and seemingly private archiving, and a very public outlet for limitless sharing.

How do you exist online?

"I am a webcam image, a Skype video, and a self-portrait taken at arm’s length. I am shared, reposted, and reblogged. I am a digital girl made up of pixels, downloadable to your desktop screen.”

See more of Carlin’s work HERE

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Carlin Brown

As a young girl, I frequently posted in chatrooms, message boards, and online journals, putting my intimate thoughts out there for the entire world. I felt like a small speck on a vast platform, lost among the other millions of posts. I shared a version of myself that I created, mediating and manipulating my own identity. I hid behind my online profiles, usernames, and avatars, and yet still kept intimate e-diaries which told the story of my adolescence in a very sincere way.

About the project

For “Bedroom Diaries,” text excerpts pulled from my personal online journals (dating from as early as 2001) are superimposed over carefully posed webcam images, revealing a private version of myself; one only visible through the computer?s eye. By sharing these images, I am exploring the naive adolescent’s unfiltered engagement with the Internet as both an obscure platform for personal and seemingly private archiving, and a very public outlet for limitless sharing.

How do you exist online?

"I am a webcam image, a Skype video, and a self-portrait taken at arm’s length. I am shared, reposted, and reblogged. I am a digital girl made up of pixels, downloadable to your desktop screen.”

See more of Carlin’s work HERE

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"better take off all these gold rings before I masturbate."
GIRLS-ON-LINE: Mitski


“mommy needs her self-care time or her pores will get clogged from putting on her brave face every day.”


"found the perfect stand."

I am a working musician and a business bitch, or at least that is how I present myself online. I have trouble showing real vulnerability online and irl, so I instead present “entertaining” vulnerability, editing my unglamorous moments to make them fun for people to witness. I invite people into the private life of my public persona, creating a feeling of authenticity - something that seems ever more important in today’s internet age - without actually risking exposure of any true, soft self.

"better take off all these gold rings before I masturbate."

GIRLS-ON-LINE: Mitski

mommy needs her self-care time or her pores will get clogged from putting on her brave face every day.”

"found the perfect stand."

I am a working musician and a business bitch, or at least that is how I present myself online. I have trouble showing real vulnerability online and irl, so I instead present “entertaining” vulnerability, editing my unglamorous moments to make them fun for people to witness. I invite people into the private life of my public persona, creating a feeling of authenticity - something that seems ever more important in today’s internet age - without actually risking exposure of any true, soft self.

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