Selfish | Videoclip de música
Miguel Angel Calderon
The concept of the selfie goes way beyond the boom of social media in the Internet age. There have been forms of self portraiture throughout the history of art. However, when approaching female portraiture, it has mostly been under a male gaze: art work made by men and for men. The dynamic between the viewer and the viewed – the power struggle that occurs when there is a difference in intentions between the receptor and the creator of the gaze – is still present today when there are so many seemingly democratic outlets for self portraiture. Questions about representational ownership arise in an age when the public eye is omnipresent in our lives given the virtual spaces we rule our lives by.