Master of Fine Art
My practice has developed from an interest in playfully addressing the complexities of desire and revulsion tied up in consumer culture. Highlighting the inherent contradictions and hypocrisies in our enjoyment of contemporary culture – from fashion to food to art and so on – my work tends to be both playful and open ended. In this research project, MirrorWorlds, I focus on digital devices and the many attractive, consoling and pleasurable possibilities they represent to users, as well as the ways in which these qualities allow for user surveillance and coercion. The work is neither a cautionary tale nor propaganda for digital technologies, rather an opportunity for the viewer to think about their own desires, hopes and boundaries in relation to digital worlds and the companies that enable them.