Self Portrait(s) [as Other(s)]

"Self Portrait(s) [as Other(s)] is a recombinant portrait and biography generator. The piece recombines the self-portraits of a dozen well-known painters as well as biographical text on each. Accordingly, the generated pictorial and textual portraits are no longer self portraits, but 'selves' portraits, with subjects that are more than one. The piece deals with identity in an art-historical context, self-identity for any given artist, and identification as a process. There are over 120,000,000 possible recombinations." -- From author description

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The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1

Published in 2006 by Electronic Literature Organization.

The ELO gave this copy of the work to the Electronic Literature Lab in 2018.

PUBLICATION TYPE

Anthology

ORIGINAL URL

https://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/memmott__self_portraits_as_others.html

The Iowa Review Web

Published in 2003 by The Iowa Review Web in Volume 5.

This copy was given to the Electronic Literature Lab by Lynne Nugent at the Iowa Review in Summer 2016. Copy media format: web.

PUBLICATION TYPE

Journal

ORIGINAL URL

http://iowareview.uiowa.edu/TIRW/tirweb/feature/memmott/index.html