Me, Myself & I

Marc Lee

Selfishness and narcissism are widespread, as selfie culture shows: We send mini-me’s into the increasingly important virtual body of our society to make others aware of who we are and most importantly, aim to be. Fiction, fantasies, exhibitionism, confessions, self-indulgent activities, solipsism motifs are the drivers behind our virtual life, with corporations and media shaping our (perceived) reality and exploiting recklessly our desires and fantasies, leading us further away from reality. The permanent representation of the lives of others also creates pressure to depict one’s own life, which becomes a design object, and strengthens the spiral of staging through selfies and body cult.

Marc Lee’s works, which focus on real-time processed, computer programmed audio visual installations, have been shown in major Museums and new media art exhibitions including: ZKM Karlsruhe, New Museum New York, Transmediale Berlin, Ars Electronica Linz.