Made on the occasion of a solo exhibition by Jessica Williams at Studio 17 in Stavanger. Each publication has slick PVC covers and a custom peg binding assembled by the artist.
When we go online, what are we looking for? For many of us in the developed world, it's the dangling carrot of ourselves, of course.
10 years worth of screenshots are remixed into a dizzying experience not unlike a late night internet binge. Published with the help of Arts Council Norway.
Synopsis by Printed Matter:
It Me is an artist book by Jessica Williams. This full color book, bound with a vinyl cover, is printed to be the exact size and shape of an iPhone. A decade worth of screen shots, this book takes a deep dive into internet culture and identity politics through the examination of emojis, click-bait titles, memes, and selfies. What emerges is a work which represents the fleeting oversimplification of information and identity in the current era. The implications of which are a lack of nuance and loss of cultural specificity. The experience of moving through the pages of this artist book mirror the experience of swiping through social media or a dating app as advertisements creep uping up and down the pages.