Who am I? The self-portrait as a performance (a conversation with a panel of artists )

Barritt, Steven ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6247-8307 (2018) Who am I? The self-portrait as a performance (a conversation with a panel of artists ). In: Who am I? The self-portrait as a performance, 08 Nov 2018, Factory 45, London. . [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract

Why do artists choose to use self-portraiture in their art, particularly in contemporary photography? What's the difference between a self-portrait and a selfie?

There is an essential research of control, as making a self-portrait is taking on a double role: you are looking at yourself as a photographer and as a model. But compared to the selfie, self-portraiture can become a major exercise, especially with films (analog photography): the artist must create and compose a vision, sit for it, and capture it, all by him/herself.

Trish Morrissey and Steven Barritt have been experiencing so many different characters through their self-portraits, interpreting sometimes both feminine and masculine roles, sometimes complete strangers or modern representation of mythologic figures.

These two wonderful artists may have a different approach to the self-portrait, but in their own way, they both identify themselves as performers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
Item ID: 28221
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Depositing User: Steven Barritt
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 09:26
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 13:55
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28221

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