Portrait of the Artist as a Home Page (2002)

"Portrait of the Artist as a Home Page" examines the easy narcissism of the internet. Using myriad personal homepages as its source material, "Portrait..." can be thought of as a documentary excavation and re-creation of the home page genre and its motivations. Font styles, background images, and most importantly the images themselves are all culled from actual home pages and websites. These multiple portraits illuminate and reconstruct the essential alone-ness of self-presentation on the internet. "Portrait..." is not only an examination of a new kind of self-portrait, but is also a self-portrait of the artist in itself, using home pages as a virtual sculptural material.

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"Portrait of the Artist as a Home Page" examines the easy narcissism of the internet. Using myriad personal homepages as its source material, "Portrait..." can be thought of as a documentary excavation and re-creation of the home page genre and its motivations. Font styles, background images, and most importantly the images themselves are all culled from actual home pages and websites. These multiple portraits illuminate and reconstruct the essential alone-ness of self-presentation on the internet. "Portrait..." is not only an examination of a new kind of self-portrait, but is also a self-portrait of the artist in itself, using home pages as a virtual sculptural material.

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