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In Portrait of the Artist Through Their Phone, Mikki Dick challenges the status of the phone in this day and age as a representation of our most private selves by putting hers on display. The work comments on the act of looking—at art, at films, at our phones—as well: performers wear grocery bags over their heads and literally become the projection screen, therefore the phone screen as well. Portrait of the Artist Through Their Phone ironically allows the audience to stare at a phone screen that is not their own, a cultural taboo, while performers are rendered incapable of seeing. The trajectory of video is inspired by the cyber vortex we often fall into when going through our phones.