LAUREN EDMONDS

Wild Clive [2014/15]

wildclive_laurenedmonds_2015

Wild Clive (2015) 35 x 23.5 x 21cm, mixed media automaton

 

An investigation into the state of the news media industry and a look at the current Australian political climate has led to the creation of these automaton objects. The premise behind these works is that the lies propagated, the accusations thrown, the showmanship and the chest beatings performed by politicians currently in Australia are only able to gain excessive attention and out of control publicity through the collaboration of two forces; the news outlets and corporations and the masses that consume their products. These works aim to emphasis the ridiculousness of this process and puts into question the authenticity of the power of these political leaders, their credibility and intentions.