Few could say there aren’t enough self-portraits on Instagram, but a recent piece by Spanish artist Daniel Armengol Altayó sees a different kind of selfie being uploaded to the social media site. For #artificialselfie, Altayó created a machine that holds a camera, faces a mirror, and constantly takes pictures of itself.
It then uploads these photos, dozens and dozens of them, to Instagram, churning one out after the other in a damning commentary on the obessive culture. The photos are tagged #artificialselfie and include shots of the machine stoically sitting there as people shuffle around it, along with the people who went along to see it.
These people are captured either staring into the mirror, aware or unaware that their image is being uploaded to the internet. Or, taking their own selfies behind #artificialselfie bot in some kind of meta-selfie/selfie-eating-itself-type thing. Inselfption.
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