Me, myself and I, the royal we, meme, it's always been me, where am I from? I am from North Meeself.
Who am I? A bomb. Whom bomb? A bomb about to go off. But you can't say that these days.
Everything is poetry. I am poetry. And pottery, broken and about to be put together by you.
The concept behind Abe Dunovits' solo exhibition 'SELFIE' is an exploration of the self through everyday photographs, images, and videos. The ironic juxtaposition of a seemingly self-obsessed man who is not actually young or good-looking is the opposite of what the concept of 'SELFIE' was supposed to be. This show is the celebration of normality and absurdity; how absurd normality can be and how normal absurdity can be.
Dunovits' exploration of self-portraiture digs into the subconscious self, where contorted images of himself in mostly fake antique trays were traced and coloured for posterity, much like we do on a steamy mirror after a shower. Alongside self-portraits, Dunovits has created a video installation, a sound art piece, a selection of photographs, an experimental instrument, and an interactive piece. 'SELFIE' fits into a contemporary format of common everyday expression.
"When I started drawing myself, the internet as we know it today did not exist yet. And now people take selfies with their phones at any moment and place in time. But people can still look at themselves intimately in a mirror and draw their own faces. And film ourselves on a dashboard camera when we are bored on the road".