Thursday, 25 February 2010
"Smash The Control Machine"
For this project, we we're given a selection of quotes to choose from. With My chosen Quote, "Smash the Control Machine", Taken from William S. Burroughs' Poetry, I wanted to communicate Burroughs' concept of humans being machines. We take in everything around (our environment) process it, and distribute it in different ways (our actions). Taking this concept further, I thought about how we can actually know that everything around us is the truth? I decided to look at the truth in beauty, concentrating on the power the media has, reproducing images to unrecognisable extents. I took a typical magazine image and combined it with mechanical patterns, challenging contemporary depictions of beauty.