' Anonymous Threatens to Release Stills from Alleged Iggy Azalea Sex Tape (Gawker) ' (Detail), Oil-based Monotype on Zerkall white woven 225gsm, 76 x 59cm

'Anonymous Threatens to Release Stills from Alleged Iggy Azalea Sex Tape (Gawker)' (Detail), Oil-based Monotype on Zerkall white woven 225gsm, 76 x 59cm

 

31 March - 27 April 2018

The Voorkamer Gallery

at

C H A N D L E R   H O U S E

53 Church St. Cape Town

 

This body of work comprises of oil-based and watercolour monotypes that were created last March at the internationally-acclaimed Belgian print studio, Frans Masereel Centrum and explore the rise of the phenomenon of clickbait. Clickbait is a pejorative term describing web content that is aimed at generating online advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on sensationalist headlines or eye-catching pictures to attract 'click-throughs’, thus encouraging the forwarding of the material over online social networks.

 

Of the work, the artist says: “...my intention has been to depict the visual and literary devices used in clickbait through the aesthetic of printmakingIn recontextualizing and reimagining the content taken from various digital platformsI have attempted to address some of the ways in which clickbait devicely exploits the general consumers inherent 'lazy brain' inclination and the psychology of the human 'curiosity gap’.”

 

As an aside, the show also features a series of thirteen technicolour copic-marker drawings titled 'Imaginary Landscapes.'

 

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