Hello Selfie is an URL/IRL performance about gender and the selfie phenomenon. First performed with femme performers for Perform Chinatown in Los Angeles (2014), the piece consists of performers covered in hello kitty stickers taking selfies in a public space for an hour straight, uploading the selfies in real time to a FB event wall, and ignoring the IRL audience in the spirit of what Durbin calls "passive aggressive performance art." The IRL audience became a part of the piece by taking their own selfies within the space of the performance.
The piece was subsequently performed in Union Square NYC with Transfer Gallery (2014), and in Miami with Transfer Gallery for the Pulse Art Fair (2015).
The fourth iteration, Hello Selfie Men (2015), was performed with Arts Queensland in Australia with men performers.
Durbin's Hello Selfie documentation has been shown in two solo shows with Transfer Gallery NY, and in group shows at Haifa Museum in Israel, Exsquisite Corpse in the UK and Berlin, The Wrong Biennale, Body Anxiety, upfor gallery, Peer to Space in Berlin, and Picture Berlin, among others.
Press for Hello Selfie:
Hello Selfie Miami in The New York Times
Hello Selfie Los Angeles in The Hundreds
Hello Selfie Miami in Art Net
Interview in Bullet Magazine
Hello Selfie NYC in Opening Ceremony