A multi-media project by Ellie Dicola / curated by Susan Surface / at Project Diana @ The Alice / through May 21, 2016, opening Saturday, April 16 6:30-9:30

This project uses digital processing to form a composite self-portrait: inkjet prints of webcam stills, wallpaper frozen from captured animated drawings, text videos, and glass panels that interact with light to reveal their fine laser traces. The onscreen windows of my computer–through which I position myself in the world–are echoed on Project Diana’s wall.

As an artist performing carefully curated images of my own body online through projects situated on pornhub.com and NewHive.com, the very public aspect of the internet is oddly protective, safe and insulated. When experienced online, an image passes through the viewer with a click-through lifespan, then dies. By contrast, the community space of a gallery renders this same material much more vulnerable through its physical proximity, weight and longer lifespan. Processing is an experiment in that tension.

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