Houses

2016

 

cyanotype on plaster

 

Out of 300 million images found on Instagram by searching #selfie, only nine images labeled as TOP POSTS appear on the top of the searches. However, the glory of being in a TOP 9 only last for few hours. Instagram's algorithm consistently refreshes and designates a new TOPs depending on their followers, likes, and posting time.

After collecting five hundred TOP 9 #selfies, I made shrines for each photo to commemorate them. As cyanotyped images slowly fade on the house-shaped plaster ground, as these Instagram celebrities instantly pass into oblivion. Instant #death after instant #glory.