Staged family portrait

Profile Confusion

Selecting a profile image for public consumption is a performative act. One that can be fraught with uncertainty and indecision.

What we see here is the psychological conflict experienced by someone trying to select a single image to accurately represent who they are to every person they have ever met and every imaginable interaction they could possibly have online. The boundaries between social contexts in an online networked space don't simply collapse, they are emotionally unfathomable.


Profile Confusion was exhibited as part of OUT OF FRAME, an online show curated by Belinda Haikes and Gaby Heit, for Philly Tech Week, 2016. Listen to the WHYY interview with Belinda and Gaby, "Philly Tech Week exhibit disrupts technology in the name of art".

Arrival at Harmony Village
aka Profile Glitch

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