Image Gibellina

 

Selfiepoints #2 and #3

With this installation, Teufen creates a critical and at the same time witty-ironic reference to a current topic. In today's age of smartphones and the associated permanent self-presentation on social media platforms, the selfie serves as evidence of one's own lifestyle as a jet setter, but also as evidence that the place visited actually exists. Teufen takes this fact to the point of absurdity by making the visitors part of the game of illusions. The selfie shot becomes a deceptive proof of existence of a wondrous landscape, which however is not a tangible reality, but just an invention of the artist that has become an image. The question is asked: "if one takes a selfie in a fictive space, does this photograph then confirms the fiction as real?"