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Christopher Potter

Trinity Grammar School

Artwork title
Black bird fly
HSC year
2009
ARTEXPRESS year
2010
Expressive form
Time-based forms
Artist’s statement

My film looks at the issues and consequences of the continuing problem of peer pressure in the younger generation, leading to risk-taking activity that can result in tragedy. After qualifying for a driver’s licence, I became increasingly aware of the attitudes of my peers and the number of accidents occurring through mistaken confidence and risk-taking behaviour. I used clay animation as a medium because it is often used in children’s media as a means of teaching children responsible actions and values.

Note: As a result of copyright problems, this work has been modified by replacing the soundtrack.