Our generation is obsessed with selfies and they have narcissistic tendencies. People of all ages feel the need to document every waking moment of their lives in photos. These selfies are anti-selfie. I do not show myself but instead my point of view.
What I display is an attitude, to “lookup” rather than to look at me. Because I travel extensively, taking photos of what I am looking up to and what I am feeling at that moment becomes my selfie. I upload at least three photos #haolookup via Instagram haofenghhhhhh every day. I then create joyous animations according to my imagination.
Video still (detail) from #haolookup 2016
#haolookup animation-duration: 2:07 loop 2016
LIPS | Gateway Project Spaces | 2 Gateway Center
283-199 Market Street, Newark, NJ
Artists: Milcah Bassel, Lulu cipher, Meredith Goncalves, Stephanie Quispilaya, Jennifer Torres, Hao Feng, Mediha Sandhu.
October 21, 2016 – January 14, 2017
Opening: Friday, October 21, 6-9 pm
Artist talk: Sunday, November 20th, 2 pm
Data bending workshop: Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 3-6 pm
Closing Party: Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 6-8 pm