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Authentic – Not Authentic
Self practice from11/04/05 to 12/05/06

Artwork date(s): 2006

Marc Edwards

Description: DVD presentation on portable DVD player. The images are played onto two portable DVD monitors or split on the screen of one monitor to resemble 2 pages of a book. The DVD is acompanied by 3 digital prints as 'stills' from the DVD presentation.

Medium: DVD, portable DVD player and digital prints on archival paper.
Measurements: 590mm (prints). DVD instalation varies
Edition: unique

Type: South African Digital Artists Book

Place publication: (Johannesburg, RSA)
Publisher: The artist

Reference noteOf the work, Edwards states: In this work I have used a technique of the self as a means of making, where cyberspace is considered as a site for practice. As a site of a politics of identity, where we have difficulty in truly identifying the authentic, I begin with the production of an online diary, not unlike a blog, not as confessional, but as self writing. I produce identifying documentation in an attempt at an authentic finding of my place in the world through a practice of care. Although this practice is rooted in writing and as a result refers to the idea of book, the outcome is a daily digital self portrait. These portraits are taken with my Sony Erricson P910i phone and processed in Photoshop.

Exhibition notesThe work was commissioned for the exhibition Navigating the Bookscape: Artists' Books and the Digital Interface which took place at the Aardklop Arts Festival, Potchefstroom, from 25th - 30th October 2006 and the FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg, from 5th - 13 October 2006, where it was item 22.

Ref: DP/1037

Total images: 4

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