Published in Crossings, No. 1 (2017)

Abstract

Selfies are powerful communicators embodying a mediated understanding of the self, curating identity through social media. Editing and repurposing a selfie in art-making creates more symbolic representation, as seen in the work of Art Hoe Collective working at the intersection of race and gender oppression. Theoretical concepts of skin allow for an exploration of selfie culture through themes of agency, ethics, and the Other, complicating what it means to post, relate, and engage via the selfie.

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