This work depicts a live streaming video of a static silicon sculpture depicting what resembles to be a melted human head. The work attempts to distil both the banality, inanity of the internet and the web’s seemingly insatiable appetite for the visceral, the bodily and the mutant. Specifically the method in which the banal and the extreme states of the human body have been conjoined online. With its references to schlock horror, the melted head itself and its abject, unclassifiable materiality points to an unknown human face, its identity erased, but also a reference to a new form of human identity; where violence, horror, abjection and the visceral co-exists with the technological.
- Year Created: 2013
- Submitted to ArtBase: Monday Mar 24th, 2014
- Original Url: http://www.ianhaig.net/index.php?section=gallery&name=web&num=4
- ianhaig, primary creator
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