This body of work is an exploration of the interconnectedness of physical and virtual existence. I consider it as A self-portrait.
It represents a continuum of aspects of my existence emerging from a physical one and continuing through different facets and layers of my virtual existence into a possible future 'me', enhanced by augmented reality first and eventually by a chip in my brain (a.k.a ‘Google in the brain’).
A self portrait is an intimate creation, an exposure of oneself.
With our digital life we continuously keep exposing more and more of what and who we are.
A good portrait should capture and convey much more than a physical presence or appearance, it should capture the nature and the essence of a person - a ‘whole’.
Incorporating into this body of work different aspects of my virtual existence, allows me to expose a broader concept of ‘me’, and thus creating a richer portrait.
The different manifests of our virtual existence, each possibly a different persona (e.g. using different username and avatar), allow us multiplicity of ‘identities’. Transforming our ‘classic’ conception of identity into a more complex and diverse phenomenon.
By using a QR code in each work, connecting to different manifests on the web, a multi-faceted self-portrait emerges.
It is composed of diverse layers expressing the transition from the physical into a hybrid existence of the physical and the virtual. Looking at this motion as an evolutionary process, the layers represent different depths of integration of the virtual and the physical.
The diversity of virtual existence, disassociated from gender, age, nationality or any other physical attribute, is expressed in this body of work by using different models, none of which is the artist himself.
Yet, the choice of presenting human form comes to emphasize the connection between the physical and the virtual.
Last.Fm - Mohir
YouTube: David Bowie - Wild is the Wind
Goodreads - Mohir
IMDB - Mohir
YouTube: Rashomon trailer
Scoop.it - Backstage Rituals (By Mohir)
Networked / Social me:
Facebook - Mohir
Twitter - Mohir
Klout - Mohir
Google in the Brain