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Process diary

Rachel Cronin

Loreto Kirribilli

Artwork title
Babel
HSC year
2012
ARTEXPRESS year
2013
Expressive form
Documented forms
Artist’s statement

My artwork explores communication and miscommunication, through language and across cultures. My intent was to emphasise the importance of language in our contemporary society both in shaping our identity and in building networks globally through interaction with others. Through the representation of language in all of its forms, I hoped to envelop and confront my audience, inviting them to question the ability of language to enhance communication, or paradoxically initiate miscommunication. Using the extended metaphor of the biblical story 'The Tower of Babel’, I worked across the mediums of photography and film, resulting in a documented form.

Influencing artists: Zhang Huan, Susan Hiller, Jenny Holzer, Laurens Tan, Wenda Gu, Xu Bing, Yang Zhenzhong