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Aoife Coleman-Clarke

Rose Bay Secondary College

Artwork title
Double think
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

‘Double think’ translates directly as ‘reality control’. As I have moved through life and gathered new information about the world I live in, I have noticed how it changes shape. Education and cultural experience have increasingly classified the world around me: my reality has become bounded by expectations. The use of old books to create the image of a person defines perception as a product of all past experience. The form of a brain is moulded from letters: our minds become trapped by the knowledge that fills them. My work sees reality as a fluid concept: a subjective state.

Influencing artists: Mike Stilkey, Kai Samuels-Davis, Ears (Dan O’Toole)

Aoife Coleman-Clarke and William Coulthurst
ARTEXPRESS 2013 (3:17)