Photobooth 2009, 2010, 2011
The still-new phenomenon of our intensifying ability to produce and circulate self images has driven an inquiry into one’s ability to capture one’s image and present the self as one wants to be seen.
In the context of Trinidad and Tobago's Erotic Art Week (EAW), this inquiry moves into the realm of how people image themselves as erotic, and how willing they might be to share those images.
'Photobooth', a small, temporary studio space, provides EAW visitors with privacy and a remote control that triggers a stationary camera. With their signed permission, the images that participants capture of themselves are exhibited to the public the following night.
Photobooth was first installed in 2009 at Alice Yard, and re-installed for EAW 2010 and 2011 at the Bohemia Gallery on Murray Street, Port of Spain.