The exhibition title “Yesterday Girl” is the title of her 4th work in the project. Derived from an 80’s Canto Pop Song, the name “Yesterday Girl” connotes the obsolescence of antiquated notions of gender, identity and faciality, replaced- as the artist demonstrates in the exhibition- with the making of self-portraits through digital editing techniques. 4 sets of artworks, newly created and responded to the research findings of her thesis will be shown in the exhibition, including photography, installations and internet art. The 4th work in the project “Yesterday Girl” will be launched online, whereas visitors can see numerous photographic self-portraits of the artist generated by machine learning generative adversarial network.
Contra her thesis title Digital Photographic Self-Portraiture is My Authentic Self, the word “authentic” does not denote an absolute state or a coherent image, but a permanent transmutation and amorphousness, with the photographic self-portrait of today replacing that of yesterday.