Rather than documenting or representing the real world, I reflect on it by moving sideways from it, constructing a parallel reality, a reality that mixes the familiar with the uncanny, real and unreal at once. The making of my work is based on experimental situations. My process is chance based. I write instructions, which lead to scenarios, open-ended structures, for performances that result in artworks. While past works have featured others performing for me, my new work puts me into the frame. Pointing the lens on myself is decidedly uncomfortable for me; I feel safer behind the camera. The decision to cast myself both as subject and object comes out of the realization that I need to work with the discomfort and tension that this action creates in me. If I am embarrassed by my work, then it is worth pursuing.
“Selina Trepp,” Artist Parent Index , accessed April 22, 2019, http://www.artistparentindex.com/items/show/155.
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