Volta13 Basel, Switzerland 2017

solo booth and installation in public bathroom featuring works from "self-Less” and “Carbon Copy”


The exhibition was selected by London Gallerist Zavier Ellis’ Top Six Works At VOLTA 13 Basel:

“Dana Dal Bo is an emerging contemporary Canadian artist whose work explores identity, self-surveillance, voyeurism, exhibitionism and selfie culture, particularly in the age of technology. Dal Bo has scavenged hundreds of nude selfies from online sources including Twitter, Snapchat and revenge porn sites, greyscaled the screenshots and used digital manipulation to erase the identity of the individual, representing everyone and no one. The selfies have been rephotographed using a 4×5 camera to create unique carbon prints from hand-made negatives, which are embedded in the frame. The tension of combining digitally pirated images with a rare and complex traditional photographic process is reflected in the series title Carbon Copy, which refers to the manual process of copying documents that has been coopted in digital correspondence as CC. The installation extends into the public bathrooms, which are papered with hundreds of the nude selfies.”

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