Self-portraiture has long been considered a unique expression of singular character. Yet, this definition is shifting in the age of the selfie as certain types of self-portraits become ubiquitous. #flex, 1 sec is a composite of more than 1,100 selfies of people flexing, sourced from the Internet in just one second. This repetition underscores the recognizable and universal pose that selfie-takers imitate, yet Zampini’s arrangement allows each individual image to retain some semblance of individual identity.


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Artist
Cassandra Zampini, American, born 1983
Title
#flex, 1 sec
Date
2018
Medium
Inkjet print
Dimensions
Image: 63 1/2 × 38 1/2 in. (161.3 × 97.8 cm) Sheet: 63 1/2 × 38 1/2 in. (161.3 × 97.8 cm)
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by the Francis L. Lederer Foundation, courtesy of Sharon Lederer

Current Location
The Audrey Jones Beck Building
LL 20 PUBLIC CORRIDOR
Accession Number
2019.15
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

[Rick Wester Fine Art, New York].