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Lily Rodgers The machine is off

Work by Lily Rodgers
Work by Lily Rodgers

Human interaction with technology has transformed domestic life in the digital age. My body of work explores the feelings of isolation and overstimulation ubiquitous in the modern experience. I have adopted the conventions of ‘neo noir’, a genre that, much like its predecessor ‘film noir’, addresses contemporary cynicism, anxieties and ideals. The genre places a large emphasis on new media technology such as the development of colour in video, influencing my decision to give prominence to these features of the work.

Influencing artists:
Gregory Crewdson
Samantha Everton
David Lynch


St Scholastica's College



HSC year


Process diary

Work by Lily Rodgers
Work by Lily Rodgers
Work by Lily Rodgers