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Bex Ilsley

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So Exciting MMMMM, 2016 Digital
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Fire Sale! , 2016 Concept Art For Live Streamed Performance
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Fire Sale! , 2016 Digital Photography (Self Portrait)
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Your Cities Will Shine Forever, 2016 360° Virtual Reality App
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Your Cities Will Shine Forever, 2016 360° Virtual Reality App
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Your Cities Will Shine Forever, 2016 360° Virtual Reality App And 'Gateway' Wall Installation (3 D Printed Mask Created From Artec Eva Facial Scan, Perspex, Glitter, Resin, Automotive Paint, Neon Strip Lights, Shelves) See More: Http://Bexilsley.Com/Your Cities Will Shine Forever
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Sugarspeak, 2016 Still From Looped Video
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Telepresences, 2015 Video Loops
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Telepresences #1, 2015 Still From Looped Video
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Telepresences #2, 2015 Still From Looped Video
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Telepresences #3, 2015 Still From Looped Video
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Telepresences #5, 2015 Still From Looped Video
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Telepresences #5, 2015 Video Loop
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Puerta del Cielo #1, 2016 Digital Photography (Self Portrait)
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Puerta del Cielo #2, 2016 Digital Photography (Self Portrait)
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Puerta del Cielo #5, 2016 Digital Photography (Self Portrait)
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Puerta del Cielo #3, 2016 Digital Photography (Self Portrait)
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Puerta del Cielo #9, 2016 Digital Photography (Self Portrait)
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Strange Polymers, 2016 Digital
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Generate, 2015 Digital Photography (Self Portrait) / 3 D
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Eject, 2015 Digital Photography (Self Portrait) / 3 D
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Twist the Head, There's Another Below, 2015 Still From Looped Video
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7404 (Life Modelling), 2016 Still From Video
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Codex, 2016 Behind The Scenes Shot From Video/Sculptural Work
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Cake, 2015 Behind The Scenes Shot From Live Streamed Performance
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You've Changed, You've Multiplied, 2015 Still From Looped Video
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The Dream, 2015 Digital Photography (Self Portrait) / Sculpture
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Gravesend, Kent, UK
Birth year
1988
Lives in
Liverpool
Works in
Liverpool
Schools
Manchester School of Art, 2016, Fine Art BA (Hons)
Statement

I am an artist working primarily within the fields of self-portrait photography, video and digital performance. 

My practice is centred around the concept of the performed personality 
in virtual space, and the ways in which this practice has the potential to be both more and less honest than the performance of personality in physical space. All of my work responds in some way to the performativity of being and the predicament of being seen.

Accepting the body’s position as an object, I view this predicament as a source of autonomy and power as well as a potential trap. I do not seek to take a position on this, but instead to ask questions. Can we still expect to be treated humanely when presenting as avatars? Will debates surrounding the body remain relevant as we merge with technology? If not, should we use technology to transcend our bodies before we have resolved the sociological and political issues surrounding the way they are viewed? 

I aim to create narratives of the self and the Other which twist in and out of the real and the virtual, the artificial and the authentic, progressing through journeys of discovery, only to end up where they began.