JAVIER HIRSCHFELD MORENO
“All that once was directly lived has become mere representation.”
– Guy Debord, The Society of Spectacle, 1967
Javier Hirschfeld Moreno is interested in the role and responsibility of photography in the representation of the self and collective identities. He studied History of Art at Birkbeck and, in parallel, developed an interest in portrait photography. The diversity of the people he encountered and photographed in London, contrasted with the western-centric view of art history, which mainly focused on white male artists.
“In Profile my interest in art history and portraiture meets my fascination (/obsession) with self-representation on dating apps. The project explores topics around queer identity and visibility, documentation and archive, as well as emotional and surveillance capitalism. It was born after the research for my BA dissertation ‘From Carte de Visite to Tinder: the burden of constant self-representation’ at Birkbeck University, and also after my own observations, experiences and reflections on representations of fellow ‘cruisers’ on dating apps such as Grindr or Tinder.” – Javier Hirschfeld Moreno
Javier Hirschfeld is a Spanish artist and curator. He currently lives and works in London.
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