press release

The new season of PureScreen artists’ film and video events begins with PureScreen #14: Making Love To My Ego. This curated programme of new international work compliments the exhibition, Making Love To My Ego, curated by Another Product and currently on show at Castlefield Gallery until 24th September 2006.

The ego represents fertile ground for artistic exploration, and as such, the PureScreen #14 programme is comprised of 9 experimental pieces that explore ideas of ego and identity, utilising an array of cinematic conventions in the process.

Obvious characteristics of the ego take second place to obscure disguises, alter-ego characters and deliberate attempts to mislead the viewer. Some of the artists adopt fictional personae, others explore contemporary cultural and social constructs around notions of identity and personality; how we view ourselves and others, and how we read and react to a variety of scenarios, either real or constructed.

Playing with such notions of falsity and ‘the real’ the selected works reject the popular conceit that the self-portrait functions to represent the artists true ‘self’ and instead we witness the artists using ‘I’ as a medium in order to comment on aspects of self, identity and society.


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PureScreen #14
Making Love To My Ego
Kurator: Sophia Crilly

mit Alina & Jeff Bliumis, Lilli Hartmann, Laurie Hill, Lisa Keiko Kirton, Jacopo Miliani, Sepideh Sai & Maya Seuss, Erica Scourti, Zoe Tissandier, Josh Weinstein
08.09.06, 18-20 Uhr