The Hysterophimia Pavilion is the Greek Pavilion for The Wrong - Digital Art Biennale 2019-20
Curator: Foteini Vergidou
The Pavilion is for viewers 18+ years old

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Erica Lapadat – Janzen

Self Doc

Video, 2017

Image-obsessed culture manifested through social media platforms draws the guidelines for online behaviour and maximizes the speed of image production and consumption in order to remain relatable. One of the cultural products of our times is the selfie. It is widely accepted that the selfie’s goal is to be put online in social platforms to indicate one’s coolness. The more curated the feed though, the less true representation of the self.

Through a series of non-curated selfie shots, Erica Lapadat – Janzen’s work “Self Doc” is an exploration of self-documentation and narcissism, composed of 2,748 photobooth webcam photos taken over the span of 5 years.
Audio is a remix of a youtube video called “How to spot Narcissists on Facebook” made by a psychologist named Dr. Sylvia Gearing.