Top Arts 2013

Image: Decay of the media Image: Decay of the media

Angie Tsonidis
Decay of the media

burnt and stained newsprint
240.0 x 320.0 x 50.0 cm (variable) (installation)
VCE Art
St Columba's College, Essendon
Highly inspired by the work of Eva Hesse, the work exploits the use of modern day media, as it breaches into the entity of society. The installation intends to confront its audience through its enormity and expose the monster of the media, as it decays society with the slightest of touch. The dishevelled newspaper is draped and intertwined at the top, almost giving it an anthropomorphic feel. This embodiment of the media as a life size form means to shock its audience, as they too can see themselves within the decay that destroys our society.
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