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Process diary

Hugo Morgan

Knox Grammar School

Artwork title
My digitality
HSC year
2019
ARTEXPRESS year
2020
Expressive form
Documented forms
Artist’s statement

As we dive further into our technologically saturated world, the need to be constantly interconnected and perpetually engaged in a digital reality can overwhelm the individual. My body of work explores the sense of technological anxiety, constructing a narrative around our inability to escape total interconnection with our ‘digitality’. Through the use of hybrid form triptych stop-motion animation, the individual’s conflict with our compulsion for media represents the larger social turmoil. Using elements of the Brechtian verfremdungseffekt [distancing effect] and visceral imagery, my intention is to activate awareness of our uncontrollable engagement, as we become consumed by our own innovation.

Influencing artists:
William Kentridge
Hieronymus Bosch
Don Chaffey
Edgar Wright
Ziggy Cross
Pipilotti Rist