I See You Like This
Friday 6th October, 2023 - 09:30 - Saturday 4th November, 2023 - 13:00Admission Free
With our ever-growing appetite to document our lives through photos and selfies, children are so often the reluctant subjects of their parent’s cameras; asked to smile, look natural, look that way, and come in closer.
I See You Like This turns the camera back and allows children to see their parents as subjects through the lens of their own imaginations.
Children are given permission to observe and portray their parent, while parents are able to experience being ‘seen’ by their child. Each child artist chooses an object, which best represents this adult subject, before art directing a creative portrait directly onto their adult’s face! Each artwork is captured by a professional photographer and becomes part of a public exhibition.
Riverbank will host photo sessions on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September. Sessions can be booked here. On Sunday 1 October there will be drop-in photo sessions where parents are invited to use their mobile devices to take the photos, these photos can then be emailed to email@example.com to be included in a digital slideshow as part of the exhibition.
I See You Like This is an acclaimed interactive art experience created by Jessica Wilson with designer Matilda Woodroofe to celebrate the fascinating relationship that is at the heart of individual identity – between parent and child. It has toured Australia and Europe amassing a collection of nearly 2000 portraits!
About the artist
Jessica Wilson is an Australian leader and innovator in participative art. She creates unusual experiences that turn ordinary people and places into extraordinary public outcomes. Jessica is internationally recognised for her concepts, with I See You Like This touring Australia & Europe.