Doug Beube
Facebook

2009
altered book
14 x 15 x 5 in.
This is a self-portrait taken in my studio in Brooklyn. I held an altered phone book from my Disasters: Twister series over my face like a contorted mask, but in the tradition of using such cover to reveal rather than hide. It is my personal take on a Facebook page. The use of a residual technology—the soon-to-be obsolete printed-and-bound phonebook—updated as a global-networking phenomenon both acknowledges and satirizes the intended community of computer users.
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