Updated: Dec 6, 2020
What is it about, what is it meant to represent:
For my degree show I wanted to create something that questioned the use of technology, for most of my projects I have been using technology in a positive way, to aid production and to create artwork that would not be able to be produced without the use of technology such as my generated works.
This work I have produced for my degree show is to comment on the way's technology has led to a negative effect. With the rise of the internet it has meant that more and more people are able to connect to each other. With the creation of social media it has led to fame which would have been possible before. Such an example is of ‘Insta-fame’ where a person is Instagram famous by the amount of people that follow them. This has led to a competition of sorts as young people view these Instagram famous accounts and try to copy them in an attempt to gain the same amount of fame. This has led to an increase of mental disorders among young people of which my sister is a suffer of body dysmorphia. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. These flaws are often unnoticeable to others. Young people are exposed to images of ‘Idealised’ and edited images and attempt to turn themselves into the images they see online.
My work stands as a depiction of how technology has led to this ‘idealised’ form of the human figure and how technology has deconstructed the beauty standards of the past which were more realistic proportions of the human figure.