Within Instagram, image making has turned to the participants within the network rather than from an overarching power or designer itself. It is the formation of the infrastructure and how it is utilized that dictates the image aesthetic themselves. We copy each other constantly, taking hints on how to portray ourselves in a certain way and how we want to be received by the public of Instagram. Weather this has been done consciously or unconsciously this is a way in which the culture of the copy and re-appropriation of composition or content has been appropriated and reused by the other. Jean Baudriard states in is book Simulacra and Simulation that mass culture is a set or ritualized signs of culture as well as participation is a liturgy or ritual that remains of collective participation and would be undermined by symbolic processes (Baudriard 78). The reproduction of these images are the ritual of Instagram, the pattern language that has been established and can be utilized in a new way. This has come to the fact that now Instagram has created image tropes and tools.
Within this project, through searching hashtags of different body parts, I reprinted cut out and rephotographed these images onto my body. By reposting and tagging both the original user and archiving the image via the body part, the image goes into circulation and is known to those who I have taken from. The aggressive cut out and the stark difference between reality and what has already been posted is apparent and acts as an interruption of my own self just as through posting it is an interruption to the ubiquity of images within the interface.