Me, Myselfie and I
9 Dec 2017 – 22 Apr 2018
GOMA | Childrens Art Centre | Free
‘Me, Myselfie and I’ is a Collection-based exhibition which explores representation of self and features video works by Takahiko Iimura, Phil Dadson, Miloš Tomić and a series of digital prints by Gordon Bennett. The exhibition also includes interactive making and multimedia artist projects that invite children to consider different ways of creating their own portraits.
Self-representation has become more complex and varied through the use of digital technologies. The exhibition explores what a self-portrait is and how it can express our emotions, personality, memories and experiences through images, sound, spoken word and movement.
I, YOU, WE
Wit Pimkanchanapong’s multimedia activity I, you, we invites children to create a composite portrait of their face and that of a friend or family member. With a little technical magic, the facial features of each are fragmented and recombined to form a new portrait, often with surprising results.
Ayaz Jokhio celebrates diversity through this mix-and-match activity that uses magnets and the artist’s self-portrait. Children are invited to transform the artist’s image and create new identities through an assortment of outfits, also drawn by Jokhio, which reference different cultures, uniforms and fashions.
MY POCKET ORCHESTRA
Miloš Tomić is a multimedia artist whose video work Musical Diary #1 inspired the development of a new sound activity ‘My Pocket Orchestra’ for this exhibition. Children are encouraged to record, manipulate and mix different sounds to create a unique soundtrack that is expressive of their mood.
New Zealand b.1974
New Zealand artist Angela Tiatia has created a hands-on activity for young visitors to explore ideas of altering the way we would ordinarily represent ourselves. Children can observe how their face changes in a series of distorted mirrors and are encouraged to draw themselves in an abstract way using a specially designed template.
New Zealand b.1974
Angela Tiatia invites children and families to explore ideas of representation and perception. Usually when you look in the mirror you expect to see your face, in this installation, young viewers will see images of their body that they can interact with, but they may be surprised by what they see.