The Real World: Pittsburgh
Inkjet print on archival paper created in 2007-8. 16 inches high by 28 inches wide, in an edition of 10. The Real World: Pittsburgh is part of a series of digital collages that the artist has created where he constructs an environment for his multiple selves to exist.
"In the case of The Real World: Pittsburgh, his anxiety stems from both the weighty demands of identificatory practices and his appropriative compositional strategies. The affective dimensions of his art will ironically be television in The Real World: Pittsburgh. Songco is keen on creating narratives, often writing elaborate movie and television scripts that relate to his artwork. In these narratives, Songco reworks tropes and motifs from movies and television that work in tandem with his artistic practice in his interrogations of race, gender, and sexuality." —Jan Christian Bernabe in the text Queering Contemporary Asian American Art