Rowan is a multidisciplinary artist who sees Instagram as a means of providing instant visibility for transwomen. At a time when the corporate fashion industry is trying to “steal the magic” of trans people, and commercialise their identity selfies allow Rowan to have complete control over her own image.
Damiano is an artist who uses Instagram as a way to explore his interest in gender, identity and consumerism through fashion. In this episode, Damiano poses for photographs in his “Auscore” look which is an assembly of Australian tourist wear.
Giselle Stanborough is an inter-media artist whose latest Instagram artwork, ‘Lozein’ is a fictional dating application. The Lozein Instagram feed is made up of digitally altered images featuring Giselle performing the role of an ‘entrepreneur’ to raise questions about how social media is changing our relationships.
Amy’s Instagram feed is made up of selfies which are designed to “repulse and intrigue” her followers. For Amy, the selfie is an accessible and empowering photographic form as it allows women, especially women of colour, to represent themselves in their own way.
Known as Australia’s ‘Meme Queen’, Carolyn is an expert in self-branding with an audience of over 86000. Carolyn shows us how she creates her online identity and talks about the comfort she gets from her Instagram feed.
Lexi is a self-described “queer freak from outer space”. With her mane of mermaid green hair and “cyberfemme” aesthetic, she has created a space on Instagram in which she can celebrate her “freakiness” and encourage others to feel comfortable in their skin and their choices.