HELLO! SELFIE MIAMI
Photography by Jessie Askinazi
TRANSFER is pleased to present ‘Hello!Selfie Miami’ at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair on Miami Beach. In ‘Hello!Selfie’ Durbin presents a new form of passive aggressive performance art, with female performers taking selfies in a public space for an hour straight, uploading them to the Facebook event wall in real time.
A playful exploration of selfie culture and an intervention into the space of the art fair, where women have traditionally been muses for male artists, ‘Hello Selfie Miami’ invites viewers to consider their roles as spectators and as fair goers.
Video pieces produced from documentation footage of ‘Hello! Selfie’ performances—in Los Angeles and New York City —will be exhibited at PULSE in the TRANSFER booth.
Performers in ‘Hello! Selfie Miami’:
Leah Schrager (Hello Selfie NYC)
Elizabeth Mputu (Hello Selfie NYC)
Anna Dewey Greer (Hello Selfie LA)
Christine Stormberg (Hello Selfie LA)
Molly Del Rey
The performance will begin inside the VIP preview of the fair, and the performers will make their way out onto the beach.
Admission fee to PULSE is required, friends of the gallery are invited to contact the firstname.lastname@example.org to request a VIP daypass.
You can also attend the virtual event here on fb by rsvp’ing yes to the event. The selfies will be uploaded in real time to the wall.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
KATE DURBIN is a Los Angeles based artist and writer whose work explores gender, digital media, and popular culture. Her most recent books include E! Entertainment, a transcription of reality TV shows about women (blurbed by Heidi Montag of MTV’s The Hills and art critic Jerry Saltz), and ABRA, an interactive poetry app and physical artist’s book that explores the history and the future of the book. Recent performances include The Supreme Gentleman, about Isla Vista killer Elliot Roger, performed for the Yes All Women art auction in Los Angeles; and the interactive online performance Cloud 9, commissioned by New Hive, about female artists and money. She is founding editor of the online pop cultural criticism journal, Gaga Stigmata, and her tumblr project, Women as Objects, archives the teen girl tumblr aesthetic. She has performed at MOCA, Transfer Gallery, The Hammer Museum, and elsewhere; she was the 2015 artist-in-residence at the Judith Wright Center for Contemporary Arts in Queensland, Australia.