Self Portrait merges photography and exhibition in a single 360° photo, exploring the self-representations of two young women as mediated by public spaces.
The camera situates viewers in a lift lobby and corridor, liminal spaces connecting common areas and private homes. Items symbolizing aspects of their identity are organised in halves, representing the conflicting desires to both hide and be seen. Themes of exposure and concealment emerge from their experiments in self-identity.
Although each object forms part of the circular whole, the format creates an artificially limited field of vision, presenting viewers the option and therefore responsibility of searching for what is hidden just out of sight.
Standing at each pole, the young women dually inhabit acceptance and rejection in the eyes of the beholder.