Baseless and Self Obsessed
‘Baseless and Self Obsessed’ is about Generation Z. Often stereotyped by right-winged media as lazy, entitled and snowflakes in attempt to intensify a ‘culture war’; its title draws on these labels. The generation feels overwhelming pressure to fix the current socio-economic climate. Despite not being the only generation contending with harsh socio-economic climates, they have not experienced anything close to socio-economic or political stability. The project is born out of Marchant’s concern over his and his peers' futures; as part of Generation Z, the conditions explored affect him directly. Baseless explores this, actively speaking about the conditions surrounding them and alerting the audience to the issues. The work renegotiates the stereotypes given to Gen Z, representing them on their terms.
Kate Chuang • Tamara Clarke • Cody Froggatt • Charlotte Henry • Yuru Huang • Lewis Marchant • Mercedes Ridge • Darcey Thompson • Jaime Tozer • Wenze Wang •