VCA ART 2021

Jacob Sturgeon

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing & Printmaking)

Can the body survive the subtle horrors of the 24-hour information production line? Pending obsolescence has endangered the body and fired reactionary impulses in every direction. As subjects transition from proletariat to cognitariat they are corralled into a state of self-exploitation and auto-exposure. Never are they allowed to leave the sphere of competition nor reach bodily stasis. The subjugated status of ‘welfare recipient’ given to those who can’t compete. Virtual imperialism has led to the colonisation of digital spaces by corporate entities. Tribal warfare between individualist colonies is encouraged and it acts as a lubricant, propelling Machinic Desires into every (w)hole. Radical potential lies in the overlooked bodies, who embrace barbaric friction and reject the hairless structures imposed on them.

Jacob Sturgeon, crunch, Linen, oil paint, steel, ipad, stainless steel, silicon, amphetamine infuse water, 2021. Documentation by ALEC.
Jacob Sturgeon, Untitled, Mix media installation, 2021. Documentation by ALEC.
Jacob Sturgeon,, Video installation, 2021.
Jacob Sturgeon, Associates, Mix media installation, 2021.
Jacob Sturgeon, Wired, Digital render, 2021.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campus is situated, the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nations, who have created art, made music and told their stories here for thousands of generations. We also acknowledge and extend our respect to the Traditional Owners of all lands on which our work is viewed, shared and enjoyed, and to all Elders, past, present and emerging.

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