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Title: Animated Positions (2018)

Medium: Video animation

Animation Duration: 10 mins

This work draws reference from 19th century European nationalist paintings and explores the role of art in the portrayal of jingoistic patriotic ideals that have become culturally symbolic in the formation of the nation state. This piece re-animates the war like stances and positions of bodies found within these paintings, using character animation taken from the video game Call of Duty. The work challenges notions of nostalgia for the nation state, creating a contemporary critique of the underlying violence that underpins much of today's nationalistic ideologies.

On exhibition at Surface Tension (Solo Exhibition)

Centre Culturel Irlandais, PARIS Jan 19- Feb 19