Histrionic addresses the hyper-connectivity that defines the Post-Internet era.

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Tyler Payne’s feminist perspective exposes social media’s perpetuation of body dysmorphia. Using the device of the iPad as both a tool and a formal mode of display, Payne considers the user’s vantage point in an enquiry into identity, online. Marion Abraham trawls the internet for contemporary bodies in formations and poses that reference historical portrayals of the human condition; pornography, nudist colonial life and sport reflect the arbitrary way in which the internet arranges data and mutates identity. Saffron Newey considers the historical image and how it is displaced online. Following investigations into links between the ‘Romantic’ and ‘digital’ sublime, Newey’s paintings are ‘sampled’ and removed from their historical origin and time.

  • Marion Abraham
  • Saffron Newey
  • Tyler Payne

IMAGE: Tyler Payne. KIMSPO, 2019 (installation detail). iPads and digital collage. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist


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