Ann Hirsch – I, Decay Part III: Body Conscious (United States 2013, 10:37mins.)

Selections from Ann Hirsch’s project “Scandalishious” which casts the artist as an attention-seeking web personality who navigates questions of sexuality, objectification, and adolescent online communities through webcam shows, youtube diaries, and other forms of empathetic networking.

BIO: Ann Hirsch is a video and performance artist who looks at the ways technology has influenced popular culture and gender. Her research has included becoming a YouTube camwhore, amassing over two million views on her videos, as well as making appearances on some popular reality television shows including as a romantic contestant on Vh1’s Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair.

She was awarded a 2012–13 Rhizome commission for her two person play Playground, which debuted at the New Museum and was recently awarded a 2014 WaveFarm Media Arts grant to continue producing this show. Her companion ebook, Twelve was censored from the iTunes store but is now available through Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her work has been written about for NYmag.com, The New York Times, Rhizome.org, Artforum.com and more.