Spread The Virus | camila gonzalez corea
camila gonzalez corea, irl, Digital art, 2017
"IRL is a continuation of my most recent project The Nipple Act.
The Nipple Act was a piece which acted as a protest within Instagram and evolved through external submissions.
Though the making of The Nipple Act I started an in depth research on the relationship between gender and the internet, as well as ways in which we imitate our real life behaviours when using web spaces. IRL explores the process of turning a photography into something which consists of something (emojis) which not only exists because of our behavioural needs when using such platforms but also something which is mostly there to act as a representation of our current selves and emotions. This process aims to reflect a kind of translation between real life and the internet.
Though the use of experimental images and parts of the code used to create The Nipple Act images, IRL aims to act as a bridge which will hopefully lead me into an even more in depth research which, through a feminist lens, will study how we act when on the internet and how much of it reflects our IRL selves." - Camila Gonzalez Corea
Camila Gonzalez Corea is a Costa Rican artist with a background in cinematography and photography, who is currently studying an MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London. Her art deals almost exclusively with feminist topics, its aim is to provoke discussion about the related topics through exposure of ideas and/or activist approaches to gender inequality. Her practice is inspired by other artists as well philosophers and theorists. Camila is currently interested in incorporating and experimenting with as many mediums as possible.