Inner Selfie is a hybrid collaborative project created with Hanif Janmohamed. The project has a presence online and physical at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
It was originally conceived as an interactive visualization web app depicting different views of the self based on answers to questions related to various beliefs, experiences, and theories of the self. Because of pandemic-related challenges, the web app shifted to a more authorial tool that invites visitors to draw in a MRI view of a skull and change a kaleidscope like background. The drawing can then be saved locally and/or published to the inner-selfi.ca site with a story or a persona profile constructed through a questionnaire.
Over time, a gallery of selfies is accumulated and creates a kind of collective portrait.
The AGO published an interview about the project, reproduced here.
Hanif Janmohamed and Maria Lantin
Art Gallery of Ontario Community Gallery July 6 - ongoing
September 6, 2022