#NoFilter

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THIS MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT SHOWCASES THE INTERSECTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND ART

184_Events_Art-28ec4294We’re all guilty of filtering our flaws on social media, but in Danielle Georgiou’s new multimedia exhibit #hashtag, she wants to put her weaknesses front and center. Dallas-based Georgiou’s self-portraits and videos take a satirical look at the desire to appear perfect on social media platforms like Instagram. “We spend so much time getting the right photograph, when we could just be living life for the moment,” she says. Her iPhone photos and video clips feature different parts of her body perfectly posed, but in most of them, Georgiou looks straight into the camera without her hair or makeup done. She adds a multitude of hashtags, including #iwokeuplikethis, inspired by the Beyonce song “Flawless.” This exploration of femininity and our cultural definition of beauty shows that our lives aren’t as perfect as we present them to be. Seemingly confident and secure, even Georgiou admitted that she had to push herself to be authentic with her selfies. “You can see the blackheads and open pores,” she says. “That’s who we actually are, and if we could accept that, maybe we would be a happier society.” 

Women & Their Work Gallery, 1710 Lavaca St., (512) 477-1064, womenandtheirwork.org

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