identity failure

November 2020, Instagram face filter, matte inkjet print

Part of the 43rd Masters Thesis Show, Blaffer Art Museum, 2021.

Right before the time of COVID and lockdowns, I began meddling with creating Instagram photo filters in half part curiosity and part challenge. In the migration from in-person classrooms to virtual, I couldn't help but feel an even more pervasive and aggressive pressure to be online as much as possible. Identity Failure came about as a tool for performance and description of my personal mental state as I navigated between the physical and virtual.