The Easel

From Narcissism to the Dialogue: Identity in Art after the Internet

If you find video art somewhat mystifying, this essay might help. The online world creates an important question of identity – there is a gap between self and representation of self. In social media, in particular, we are characterized by who we know rather than our intrinsic personalities. Artists interested in the medium of video are exploring this issue using startlingly original ideas and using the internet to ‘make’ video art. Heavy going in parts, it is nonetheless full of ideas and a good companion piece to the McHugh essay above.