OnlyMe is an instagram filter designed to simulate the self-validating methods sought through digital and social media experiences.
Taking the user through an eerie portal into a familiar interface, a slew of vapid and empty comments become triggered through facial recognition when smiling.
This work functions to entertain but also capture a self-reflective visage that looks back onto ourselves.
Smile, you’re on camera!
For desktop viewers: use your smartphone camera to scan the QR code below.
This will lead you directly to Joy Li's Only Me Instagram filter. Smile to activate!
Viewing on your phone? Head over to 4A Instagram and find the ✨ [sparkle stars] icon in our profile.
Only Me is commissioned by 4A and curated by the Curatorial Assistant for 2021, Marco Rinaldi, as part of 4A’s Digital Curatorship. The 4A Curatorial Assistant Program is supported by the Sally Breen Family Foundation.
About the artist
Joy Li is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Sydney. Her work examines the intersection where design meets gender, race, and cultural studies.