Bookface

Bookface is a performance and installation art work which collapses boundaries between book arts and performance so as to formulate a hybrid space. It is a contemplation on the notion of a collective narcissism fervent in contemporary society in both virtual and physical environments.

Through the rise of platforms such as Facebook, subjectivity
has become a multiplicity of perceptions, with the internet and social media as an arena for formulating alter egos and distorted impressions of our identities. This work stages an event as a subtraction and formalisation to certain phenomena of the modern gaze. It explores the trauma and beauty of the digital domain, and it’s multiplicity of narratives depicting identity, mortality, loss and love.

Bookface seeks to illustrate the displacement and the contin- ual deferred replacement from the church to the internet and our search for meaning through the collective body. Through the use of anamorphic selfie masks in book form, it seeks to illustrate our appropriation of the internet as a way of absurdly masking ones true identity.

  • Title: Bookface
    Medium: Book arts and performance
    Performance Artist : Yan Gi Cheng
    Gallery : EinBuch.haus
    Year : 2018

  • Title: Bookface
    Medium: Book arts and performance
    Performance Artist : Jwana Ribeiro da Silva
    Gallery : EinBuch.haus
    Year : 2018

  • Title: Bookface
    Medium: Book arts and performance
    Performance Artist : Yuko Ishida
    Gallery : EinBuch.haus
    Year : 2018

  • Title: Bookface
    Medium: Book arts and performance
    Performance Artist : Honi Ryan
    Gallery : EinBuch.haus
    Year : 2018

  • Title: Bookface
    Medium: Book arts and performance
    Gallery : EinBuch.haus
    Year : 2018
    Photo taken : Mikyung Song

  • Title: Bookface
    Medium: Book arts and performance
    Gallery : EinBuch.haus
    Year : 2018

  • Title: Bookface
    Medium: Book arts and performance
    Gallery : EinBuch.haus
    Year : 2018

  • Title: Bookface
    Medium: Book arts and performance
    Gallery : EinBuch.haus
    Year : 2018