Profiling

This summer, we invite you to join us for our remote summer series, Profiling, which will present five artist-designed questionnaires or forms that reconsider how we present ourselves through online profiles, or how the data we input shapes our identity.

Online profiles have been folded into the fabric of our identities, but can we take a step back and reconsider the information we are asked to provide that construct our online digital selves? Alternatively, can we analyze the forms and questionnaires that structure the way we are forced to identify ourselves? These profiles have increasingly become a way of establishing interpersonal relationships. We are forced to fit ourselves into a persona that shapes how we interact and are perceived by others. We check boxes that limit our personality and are thus placed into a category that we might not even identify with. In this series, artists will take a deeper look at the structures that collect data that inform our profiles, rethink what shapes our identities, and expose how the data being collected is used by these invisible entities.

A new iteration will be released on the List Center website every other Wednesday, from June 26 to August 21, 2024. Participants are invited to engage with the series asynchronously throughout the season.

Profiling is organized by Emily Garner, Senior Manager Campus and Public Programs, with Cassidy Westjohn, Program Coordinator.

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Mary Stephenson | June 26, 2024

For the first iteration of Profiling, Mary Stephenson invites participants to consider how memories formed in familiar spaces shapes our persona.

Woman wearing light jeans and a navy crewneck with vibrant periwinkle crocs sits on a wooden stool in the middle of an open art studio.

Lauren Lee McCarthy | July 10, 2024

For the second iteration of Profiling, artist Lauren Lee McCarthy invites participants to take part in a saliva exchange on their own terms. 

Woman with short dark hair, wearing a black t-shirt and burgundy pants, stands with her arms behind her back in front of a bright white wall with shelves mounted in various heights.

Mariam Suhail | July 24, 2024

Portait of a woman with her head resting on her right hand mostly in shadow illuminated by a window on the left side.

Kameelah Janan Rasheed | August 7, 2024

A woman wearing all black with white sneakers and a patterned head scarf is sitting on a wooden bench in the middle of a gallery space with her hands clasped together .

Anne Le Troter | August 21, 2024

The picture shows Anne Le Troter. She is dark hair, wearing a pink bathrobe with 40 paper strips. In the image, she lifts one of them, revealing a small speaker in front of a microphone.