Sense of Impending Doom
During the Victorian era new technology was received with suspicion and caution. Technological advancements like photography were often given "magical" or "supernatural" attributes. These strange new devices generated a social anxiety about the rapid modernisation of daily life. Since then we as a society have embraced technology and all its conveniences. This body of work is a parody of the artist's experience of trying to obtain information in a 'post-truth' era. An era where opinions are dressed up as facts and disseminated online through various guises. Drawing influence from Gothic literature and the Theatre of the Absurd the work challenges the idea of fact vs fiction in an era where the lines are becoming further more blurred.
Eileen Byrne • John Franklin • Michel King • Aine MacNally • Glen McGuigan • Andrew OToole • Michelle Ryan •