Silicon Selfie

Digital image
  • Thu 19.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 20.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 21.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 22.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
Gallery space @ six d.o.g.s

Mannequins are templates for adornment and romanticism but also superficiality and idealism. Their homogenised simplicity is otherworldly yet corporeal, aesthetically streamlined yet fundamentally synthetic. These dichotomies map the complex and changing terrain of self-expression and awareness due to digital disruption. In ‘Silicon Selfie’ the cyborg-like nature of the figure and the flat artificial background combine to create a tableau of gratification and inauthenticity. The work is a portrait of the ‘digital visage’, whereby the human face has become incessantly utilised for rigorous documentation, decoration and idolatry of the self via the encroachment of ‘selfie’ driven content.


Mia Middleton (AU)

Mia Middleton is an emerging artist based in Sydney, Australia. Working across photography, installation, video, and digital imaging, her practice characteristically subverts notions of uniformity and artificiality by staging and disrupting decorative objects and materials. In her work elemental matter, ornamental forms and simulated visuals combine to probe the relationship between perfection and fabrication. Her latest projects are styled in such a way as to exaggerate their materiality and simultaneously their dissimulation, proposing a polished perspective and otherworldly escape that suggests the line between the natural and automated is becoming less distinct. Mia completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in photo-media at UNSW Art and Design in 2013. Her work has been exhibited at various galleries across Sydney including M Contemporary Gallery, Kudos Gallery, 107 Projects, and in 2011 she was the joint recipient of the Canson Photography Prize. She has produced commissioned work for private individuals, corporate businesses and public events and has been featured in multiple publications both in Australia and abroad.


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