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Jess Goehring: Social Network Social Distancing 2022

Jess Goehring: Social Network Social Distancing 2022

Jess Goehring: Social Network Social Distancing 2022

Items 16  ·  Created Mar 2022  ·  Creator fee 2.5%
Items 16  ·  Created Mar 2022  ·  Creator fee 2.5%

PART 3 2022: The Social Network Social Distancing series started in March 2020 at the very beginning of the pandemic. I put out an open call to my friends and followers on Instagram asking them to share a selfie, in exchange I’d retouch it for them using multiple beauty apps on my iPhone. The intention of the exchange was to create an intimate digital experience during a point in time where we had to distance socially.

Creating imagery using beauty apps has been a part of my practice since 2016, the works are molded by my fascination with the limited functionality of the app which is to enhance a user’s image, revealing societal beauty standards in its programming. The series pushes these apps beyond their initial intent to varied forms of abstraction and sometimes obliteration.

PART 3 2022: The Social Network Social Distancing series started in March 2020 at the very beginning of the pandemic. I put out an open call to my friends and followers on Instagram asking them to share a selfie, in exchange I’d retouch it for them using multiple beauty apps on my iPhone. The intention of the exchange was to create an intimate digital experience during a point in time where we had to distance socially.

Creating imagery using beauty apps has been a part of my practice since 2016, the works are molded by my fascination with the limited functionality of the app which is to enhance a user’s image, revealing societal beauty standards in its programming. The series pushes these apps beyond their initial intent to varied forms of abstraction and sometimes obliteration.