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F A C E S 👀
2013 - BI (Before Instagram)
We had the pleasure of working with graphic designer leegoater in our first exhibition working with a designer rather than a traditional artist
Faces, the Anatomy of Autonomy, was a fun and interactive exhibition of graphic art for everyone.
An ongoing personal project by leegoater, it started in 2012, when Lee created ‘responsible magnetic street-art for sharing’ and anonymously distributed 180 polaroid sized magnets around the UK. Working with a restricted pallet, eight different characters were initially created to represent different genders, ages and cultures. Surprised by how the different characters were interpreted led Lee to further question the idea of self.
In October 2013, ‘Anatomy of Autonomy’ exhibition at our place took Faces into its second phase.
The exhibition aimed to question the difference between who we are and how we are perceived.
Do people perceive us the way intend?
Are we the same person to our friends and families as to our colleagues and acquaintances?
Are we the same person in the actual and virtual worlds we occupy?
Do people make assumptions about and judge us at face value?
At the end of the day, are any of us really that different?
This exhibition was an absolute breath of fresh air back then, and in this Instagram landscape of filters, emojis, photoshop, editing and all the rest of it, these questions seem all the more relevant and important today. 👊🏼
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