2017
... was a project in collaboration with the Arts Council Collective and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. ‘I want! I want!’ is an exhibition that features work made by artists over the past 20 years that has been inlfuenced by technology. The exhibition ran from 1 April - 1 October 2017 at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. I was tasked to choose one piece or theme to use as my inspiration to create a flip-book. I was invited to use the exhibition space as if it were a studio and to communicate and collaborate with both the gallery and the public. The work I chose was ‘My Place’ by Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga. It is a painting of a woman wearing the traditional clothing of her tribe yet her skin has become a circuit board. I was inspired to explore the idea of how technology is taking over from tradition and experimented with ways of representing this. I researched into tribes from across the globe and learned the struggles they face caused by the manufacuring of technology, urbanisation, and modernisation. I discovered that for many it was the destruction of their environment that caused the majority of their problems due to deforestation, loss of land due to the need for mass agriculture or construction of factories or homes for workers. I experimented with painting, drawing and both analogue and digital collage to find the best way to represent technology taking over the landscape. I wanted to include a tribal element so I looked at many forms of tribal art and combined these analogue techniques with using technology to create digital collages. 
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