Christina Smiros explores the tensions between technology and the self. In virtual embodidment, she forms and erases her “pixelated form” where she describes her “identity as mine, everyone’s and no one’s–all at once.” The piece questions where the screen begins and the body ends, and who, if anyone, is in control of identity formation in this new world.
Christina Smiros is a multimedia visual artist and scholar, who sees the world through GIFs, video, and large scale installation. Smiros holds a BS in Neuroscience and a BA in Studio Art from the University of Rochester. She lives between Manhattan and Portland, OR, and is a current student in the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, as well as the Low-Residency Visual Studies MFA program at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is influenced by the mass content consumption of never knowing a computer without the internet.