Showroom girls



— WINNER FOAM 3H DREAMPRIZE 2011 FOR BEST EXHIBITION —
– LONGLIST DUTCH DOC AWARD 2012 –



A lot of computers have integrated webcams so you can easily make pictures or movies with it. Many people are aware of this and photograph themselves in stores with webcams from showroom computers.

On one showroom computer in a store, I found 91 pictures and 2 movies made by two girls. After some research I now know that they made a total of at least 153 pictures and 2 small movies in about an hour on the showroom computer. They also deleted a lot of pictures. When you are aware of this, the pictures that you can see become more important. What could be seen in the deleted pictures, and why did these girls keep the ones now visible?

After more research on internet, I found the same pictures on their social network sites, and more. These are pictures made by true Digital Narcissists.

Read an essay by Stine Jensen here >
Read an essay by Meredith Haaf here >





Exhibition view at Fotomuseum Winterthur, 2012. Including an installation with obscured tweets of one of the girls since 1 may 2010 - printed out in real time.


Exhibition view at Fotomuseum Winterthur, 2012. Stack of paper with all the obscured tweets of one of the girls, connected to a printer with a live connection to her Twitter account.


Exhibition view at Fotomuseum Winterthur, 2012. Printer at work - printing a newly posted tweet of one of the girls.


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