E-phemera…Portrait masks from a celebrity culture.
Sometimes, friends bring me bags of bits they have collected for me .
I like to imagine that the contents of each bag might contain all the components of a new identity which I may discover,as I reconstruct them ?
We are in the age of mis-information technology, & are increasingly assimulating more & more information in digitilised form,as it flickers through the circuits of our electronic gadgetry.
Inevitably, both the components ,& some of the e-phemera that has flowed through them, seem to leave traces in the new artefact ?
In retrospect, I sometimes catch glimpses of past stories,news, people & events, snatches of the”zeitgeist” that seem to have perculated through the assembly process.
The series of masks that I have been reconstructing over the last year, might be desribed as ” Portrait masks from a celebrity culture”
Some characters might seem familiar ?
Components ;- 2 cindy doll heads, a pair of boxing gloves,& a pair of trophy horns.
Identity;- a media monster, a modern “Krampus”
“now then,now then, boys & girls, hows about that “?
Components;- defunct walkmen digital camera ,a model kidney & a toy pistol,
the discarded digital detritus of a teenagr’s bedroom.
Identity ;- digitalised dreams of pop music e-bay & revolution ?
BRIAN’S BRAIN Components;- Cerebral bits from an anotomical model. obsolete hard wiring;
digital camera & an earphone muff.
Identity;- a digital Icon, an illustration of synaptic circuity?
Components;- Totally plastic, bits from an anatonomical model model of an ear,
baked beans for brains, frozen peas for bling,
A familiar face……… might it be Mrs T,or Cheri Blair?;