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Marivi Ortiz-Shoda

SPE Member since 2006
Member Chapter: Midwest

A matter of two months and three spaces

I approached this semi-autobiographical piece, by exploring the virtual social sphere of cam-to-cam online chatting while also investigating the risks posed on spectatorial distance. I question if this "real-time", digital camera, invites spectators to ignore the constructed aspects of web cam images. Users may correlate the webcam to the referential or reality-producing aspects of photography, because linking a camera to a computer produces these images.

Presentation of the work includes two 40X30 digital images, an 8x10 invitation post, and a 45:11 min. Simulated, chat video compilation.

Sexy Cindy Avatars

Craigslist post

Mari/Sexy Cindy

Joel/J.C/Bassman

Conversations, video still

Installation view of video placement

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