Self-portrait
edition
2009

This is the collection that started it all — porn downloaded from sex and social web sites starting in the late 90s. A hundred images grew to one then two thousand and inevitably the images spilled over into my studio. The archive documents the history of the selfie and the formation of a networked queer aesthetic. Moreover it’s a self-portrait without picturing me.



The wallpaper is made with 1,860 images arranged in Photoshop using a contact sheet filter, pre-Google. The pattern is printed on newspaper to intentionally yellow and rip.

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Exhibitions
NY Photo Festival, New York
Rencontres d'Arles, France
Front Room Gallery, New York
ABC No Rio, New York

Cuchifritos Gallery, New York

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Looking to find a publisher to mass produce the wallpaper.

Mark

Thankful to be an Eyebeam fellow, NEW INC member, awarded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, commissioned by Rhizome, supported by Meta Open Arts, exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles, sold at Art Book in China, collected by MoMA, reviewed in Art in America, and bested by Hyperallergic.