F2F (Face to Face)
The Sweet Side of Surveillance

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Addressing the golden age of social media, in which we still feel safe enough to share ourselves, F2F explores how we manage our public, private and digital identities. Mediated by distance and devices, our digital avatars may be more bold than we would otherwise be IRL (in real life); some appear to be "perfect" candy-colored characters who only share "the good stuff;" and in some ways we are all more vulnerable online than we realize. In this world, we surveil each other. 

One-figure per panel, Arduino-controlled sensors change the lights when the viewer engages with the painting, revealing an alternate or hidden self behind the surface.

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Encaustic on Plexiglas
Series of eight panels  
Each panel 2 x 6.5 feet

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Exhibited at:

Keeping an Eye on Surveillance / curated by Hanna Regev / Performance Art Institute / San Francisco / September 11, 2011

Oakland Art Murmur / Classic Cars West / curated by Rebecca Kerlin / Oct–Nov, 2012

5ENSES / CODAME / Geekdom / curated by Kiri Rong / Nov, 2013