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Leo Turem

Trinity Grammar School

Artwork title
The factory
HSC year
2008
ARTEXPRESS year
2009
Expressive form
Digital animation
Artist’s statement

This is a self-portrait.

Here I use my own views and my own image to explore the predetermined and predictable human development through various stages within commercial society. This is reflected in a cycle (related to the commercial cycle itself) in levels of manufacturing in order to have an end product, from our raw state (birth), to our existence as a consumer/product. The statement that we are ultimately products, unique in that we are led to consume, reflects the existential question of what our purpose in life really is, and whether we are truly free as individuals in our own right.