‘We need more flags’ [2015]

‘We need more flags’ (2015) Mixed Media automaton

his automaton is from a series that looks at the spectacularisation and aestheticisation of Australian politics in the media. Each automaton refers to specific media events or what I perceive as constructed ‘images’ surrounding political figures that are circulated by mass and social media.


‘We need more flags’ and They liked the onion on display at ‘Everything is Connected’ Exhibition at the Hold Artspace, 2015


With their dependence on participant interaction to animate the images, I was interested in how these objects draw the spectator in to become a participant in the spectacle making. I had hoped to use this to critically engage the participant to consider their role in the production and circulation of spectacles, particularly on social media.