Selfies and Exlamations
Kim Engelen, Self-Portraits, 2016, HAPPY MOMENTS WHILE BEING SICK
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The photographs (selfies) are titled in capitals. The title states something about my mental or physical condition. For example Kim Engelen, Self-Portraits, 2012, AFTER WATCHING ART.
The text-based part has quotes (exclamations) from people that state their un/rightfully opinion towards me, be it family, good friends, colleagues, Facebook 'friends' and complete strangers.
On my blog, I write about my works. I relate my work to information outside of myself (other artists, texts I have read, documentaries, movies, etc.) and ask myself questions regarding the works and slowly developed my work visually by doing so. For example, questions related to my Self-Portrait series can be: Why these series of multiple pictures? Why donít I choose one? Every new blog post, I add a text-block. For example:
Blog with ongoing quotes (exclamations)>>
For now this work is only online and fragmentally visible. There was a booklet in development with series of photographs, caps titles, quotes, accompanied by text written on the "Self", relating from books/text I read during the development of the work.
For example mapping of the word "SELF" in the text
Neoliberalism and the Vocationalization of Higher Education by Henry A. Giroux, 2010;
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Some photographs in the series>>
||Kim Engelen [Self-Portraits]
||Berlin/Germany, Kassel/Germany, Maasbracht/Netherlands, Malmö/Sweden, Copenhagen/Denmark
||For the text-based part: All the people who expres their thoughts
||Photo's mostly iPhone
||February 18, 2012