Filter Flag -2012
My sculpture is intended to highlight the fabricated realities and radicalization of politics that filter bubbles have created within our society. By mounting photographs of radical political memes and image macros of both Liberal and Conservative nature on opposite sides of the flag I am attempting to force the viewer to consider the politicized content outside of their context within political Facebook pages. I have also implanted images that were originally posted as satire, or examples of moderation, upon the side of the flag that represents the opposing view point that they were originally intended to denounce. The outcome of this is a controlled, forced perspective of both of these viewpoints that allows the viewer to think critically about content they may have originally taken for granted or agreed with. I chose to border the flag with black plastic so that this experience is simultaneously reminiscent of a digital experience as well as subverting the perceived authenticity and truth around our filtered perspectives of contemporary political and popular opinion through the quality of the chosen material.
Individuals develop opinion through experience. In order to be truly correct in your opinion you must be critical of your experience.
I like the look of the black plastic bordering the flag so much I almost don’t want to do more to it. Will be attaching photos to either side and hanging for presentation
Reblogged from hifructosemag
Kate MccGwire, as seen in Hi-Fructose Vol.21
Kate MccGwire - Evacuate (2010)
Mixed media with feathers (Mallard, goose, peacock, pheasant, teal, woodcock, woodpigeon, quail, grouse, French partridge, turkey and chicken)
‘Kate MccGwire’s Evacuate [also] plays with the historicism of the mansion - this time focusing on the “behind the scenes” world of the kitchens. Thousands of locally sourced bird feathers, each taken from a species regularly cooked in the house ovens, are reassembled to create a new, uncanny “creature”. Horrifyingly beautiful, the installation suggests a new (or perhaps ancient) and menacing presence emanating from the cast iron oven. Coiling, pluming and creeping through the kitchen, the work feels weighty, meaty. The visitor is at once taken by the gorgeousness of the piece itself - the assemblage of “common” feathers presented as something completely exotic - and the shame involved in discarding objects of beauty in favour of a perfunctory dinner.’
Reblogged from rhizomedotorg
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