December 14, 2015

Hello! Selfie Miami

 

What are we saying when we talk only to ourselfies?

 

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Like a real-life Tumblr page, artist, author and feminist Kate Durbin created “Hello!Selfie Miami,” a performance piece that occurred last week during Miami Art Week. The response to a man’s attack on Durbin’s piece about teen girls’s selfies manifested in a bunch of young women—dressed as mermaids and covered in Hello Kitty stickers—taking selfies for hours on end, with no interaction with their audience. Durbin calls it “passive aggressive performance art” and you can learn more via her interview with Dazed.