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Iliana Kuncheva | Automated Self
The interactive installation Automated Self
explores our virtual identities on social networks. Through a careful selection of images and actions shared on the web, we construct the person we want to be. This person is designed to be liked and is therefore always more glamorous, more beautiful, more successful. The more "likes" he/she collects, the more he/she feeds his/her ego and grows. Its real-life reflection becomes more and more dependent on this adoration and gradually transforms and subordinates its needs to its virtual equivalent, searching for increasingly more interesting, different, sometimes even ridiculous ways to get the necessary likes.
During the event, through a specially created Instagram profile, the author will create an alternative ego, a false identity. The installation is a bot that will randomly find images in Google, integrate a portrait of the author into them, and share them on the social network. The process will start when a button is pressed by the audience. With each click, the installation will generate more and more new images that will flood the social network profile. The randomly created images will sometimes look quite plausible, sometimes quite illogical, and sometimes surreal.
Idea and realization: Iliyana Kancheva
Programming: Martin (libtec.org
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is a project of The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate and the artist and curator Rene Beekman carried out with the financial support of Sofia Municipality's Culture Programme, the National Culture Fund and the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award. The project aims to develop the digital skills of Bulgarian artists and includes open lectures and workshops. For more information: http://postdigital.redhouse-sofia.org/