Jennifer Chan

2013, 02:48 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 1065.04

Made specifically for “National #Selfie Portrait Gallery” curated by Marina Galperina and Kyle Chayka at Moving Image Art Fair London 2013.

This video is made for offline installation and single-channel screenings only.

“#Selfienation lays no claims to immortality. It only wants the most love and control in a moment. This cathection was attained by one artist in the N#SPG: Jennifer Chan, in whose paralyzing
Glow the dick becomes an iPhone or the iPhone becomes a dick. Either way you’re holding it, and she’s really doing her best, I mean she’s actually sucking with these wet pretty noises and everything. I almost couldn’t watch it, either. Maybe selfies are not always masturbation: harmless, pleasurable, and easy, replacing helpfully a need for physical interaction. Maybe a selfie is also this way of saying look at me, bitch. You better come when I’m looking at you.” – Sarah Prickett, “Sein und Zit”, ArtForum, 10.24.13

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Critical Writing

Eschewing Limitation: Omar Kholeif on Jennifer Chan
by Omar Kholeif. Images Festival, 2014. Toronto: Images Festival, 2014.
Video Primer: A Series of 5 Video Programs
by Michelle Jacques. Video Primer, 2001. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2001.