"Ibraim" by Paolo Portaluri (2015).
“Ibraim” by Paolo Portaluri (2015).

Profile was a fake spontaneous action during the vernissage of Quelic Berga and Paolo Portaluri’s exhibition at LGBT association Casal Lambda. I started shouting “Hello!” in several directions, addressing the people who were about to drink their glasses of wine. Then I began to repeat commonplace questions of dating applications while I prompted some witnesses to help me take off my clothes. I ended up undressing myself and yawning until I laid down on the floor.

Quelic Berga’s was photographic work based on the defacement of “real” profile pics taken from dating networks, whereas Paolo Portaluri’s was an installation of naïvely framed illustrations of profile pics mainly taken from Grindr.

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