Swipe Right, 2017

Foam core, printed digital photography, oil-based paint marker.

Statement:

Swipe Right exposes my personal experience with online sexual harassment within the context of the popular dating app: Tinder. This research-based work begins at the conversation level. Once the first message is received, if deemed inappropriate, the user’s profile is printed out, and their message painted over their photograph. The colour palette, size ratio, and imagery all reflect the digital source from which the work emerges. This static representation compels the viewer to contemplate the text, unable to swipe away if they feel uncomfortable, they are forced to face it. Thus, the viewer enters a state of internal reflection of their own online sexual presence.

 

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