FELTDARK: CARLA ADAMS (WA) - SELF PORTRAIT AS OKCUPID QUESTIONNAIRE
Screening from 8:00pm - Wednesday, 7th December
Running - 8th December - 24th December 2016
FELTdark is viewable: Wed - Sat: 6pm - 12am, Fri: 7pm - 12am
Self Portrait as OkCupid Questionnaire is a screen recording of artist Carla Adams typing answers to questions that form part of the ‘match survey’ on dating website OkCupid.com. This work was made at the start of a studio residency at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts where the artist set herself the task of finding an online boyfriend and making work in response to the relationship. This video poses questions about how women chose to present themselves online – especially in an environment where the male gaze is so heavily exercised. This work is a slow, gradual self portrait of the artist, the longer the viewer chooses to engage with the work, they more intimate information they gain.
Carla Adams (b.1984) is an early career artist from Western Australia. Adams’ has exhibited at Free Range Gallery, Paper Mountain, MOANA project space, Bus projects and ARTBAR at MCA. Her broader practice explores how digital environments straddle the space between public and private. She has a first class honours from Curtin University where she is currently a sessional academic.