The Struggle

Phoebe, Age 17

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After exploring the relationship between nature and manufactured goods I came to this concluding performance art piece. I have tried to depict the struggle between these two opposites - the used and the user. The piece incorporates the shadow of an abstract building model which I made that builds up as the piece changes from the natural world to the world of construction. The changes in pace and direction of the film represent the struggle between the two opposites and the moral dilemma of consuming while conserving the natural world. The audio comes from the sounds of wood burning and as the struggle becomes more apparent the audio intensifies. The performance ends with a faceless office worker wrapped in wires, electronic devices pulling down on her body - grounding her, she is now trapped.

Currently on free display at the RA