“I photograph and document, therefore I am.” EGO UPDATE. The future of the digital identity revolves around the phenomenon of the ‘selfie’, investigating how the fundamental human question of “Who am I?” is taking shape, changing and evolving under the influence of digital media. How are world-wide digital and technological developments encroaching on human identity, and what kind of society will ultimately emerge? In what ways are our ideas of identity and the things we wish for being shaped (or recreated) by digital communications?
EGO UPDATE. The 23 national and international participants making up the future of the digital identity will provide food for thought and possible answers. Taking part are Kim Asendorf, LaTurbo Avedon, Evan Baden, Arvida Byström, Kurt Caviezel, Robbie Cooper, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, MC Fitti, Alison Jackson, Erik Kessels, Florian Kuhlmann, Dafna Maimon, Netro, Onformative, Ontheroofs, Martin Parr, Evan Roth, Andreas Schmidt, Guido Segni, Oliver Sieber, David Slater, Amalia Ulman and Jonas Unger.
The group exhibition with an accompanying programme and partner projects will run from 19th September 2015 to 17th January 2016 at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf; it will be the first curatorial project for Alain Bieber in his capacity as artistic head of the museum.