Monday, March 8, 2010

05/03/2010

Carried on editing the video work. In this work the flashing lights from the mirror ball works in much the same way as the hypnotists spiral; it engages the visual senses, while the audio lulls the viewer to a different place. The audio for this piece is birdsong, and with this an image Of the countryside/peace is evoked. It lulls along harmoniously and organic. But this idyll is transient; the police sirens add a sense foreboding to the scene and a battle for supremacy begins between the birds and their musical reverie, and the the sirens and the inevitability of apprehensiveness. The birds win the battle this time, but due to the nature of our cultural reality; the victory is ephemeral. I am interested in the notion of the artist as a social commentator; in some sense artists seem to occupy the inalienable position of devil's advocate for both the proletariat and the bourgeoisie.




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Ephemeral Reality.

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