༄ How to make friends online ☺
Liel Bomberg ➠ 22.④-22.⑤.2021
✷ A schedule of events will be posted soon on this website
In today’s oversaturated digital world, we find ourselves immersed in elaborate virtual performances - assembling and disassembling parts of our identities, masquerading and marketing ourselves in cyberspace - whether consciously or not. How aware are we of the complex interrelationships between reality and the virtual places we consume? In recent years, Bomberg has explored the delicate line between our private life experiences and those we carefully place on display online for the world to see.
The inception of the internet and social networking communities has led to the deconstruction of personal and abstract ideas of who we really are, blurring the lines between truth and fiction. In his show "How to make friends online," Bomberg flips the story and explores the ways in which virtual spaces can be represented and shown in the real world.
In Bomberg's first solo exhibition, "How to make friends online" presents a broad spectrum of images, both fantastical and ordinary, created in collaboration with various creatives online - artists, designers, programmers, dancers, strippers, drag queens, influencers and more. Together, they designed a new shared space, bustling with activity, that bridges both digital and physical experiences to build a new hybrid environment.
Using advanced technology, we have all become photographers and documentarists. What was once reserved for professionals and darkrooms has become an accessible and mobile device that we carry with ourselves everywhere we go. The power dynamic has been flipped on its head because now, anyone with online access has the potential to curate content. The medium of photography has expanded its boundaries to the point where everything created through a lens becomes an image that can be spread to millions of people with one click.
“How to make friends online” seeks to define photography as one of many elements that play a defining part in contemporary culture, bridging the IRL to the URL. The exhibition is followed by a wide educational program that will serve as a platform for artists and creators from various fields. Gallery talks, performances, and live stream events in real-time will welcome various creators to join the conversation and offer their perspectives, to encourage the discussion about technology’s effects on our past, present, and future selves.
xoxo Liel Bomberg
Indie Photography Group Gallery
Tue-Thu ꒰ ͜͡➸ 12-19(Chlenov St. 42, Tel Aviv)
& Weekends ✷ 11-14
A solo exhibition by Liel Bomberg showcasing collaborations with