During BACK STAGE ON STAGE photographer Joel Nieminen will
present a new piece, as an extension of his graduation project SILENT DISCO (2013). In an age when everything we do, see and experience is immediately captured and shared on smartphones, Joel Nieminen investigates the limits of the visitors’ perception. How does one experience, perceive and remember a work of art?
VISITOR consists of a realistic, life-size 3D scanned self-portrait of Joel, who makes a picture with his smartphone. The work is a representation of the hastiness of our current culture. In Milan the automatic mechanism of ‘grabbing for your smartphone’ is magnified in order to make the audience more aware of our lens based perception. The performance results in a growing series of reactions and photographs of the audience that Joel Nieminen will show and collect on a daily basis.
Photo by artist