A dystopia is an illusionary perfect world where the Authority maintains its totalitarianism through systematic discrimination that is geared to enforce its doctrine. Political oppression supersedes personal freedoms and blatant bias is inflicted on the basis of: sex or age or race or faith or intelligence or ability or some or all of these. A fear of the outside world and a mistrust of the natural is instilled in the dystopian society to control dissent and individuality – there is constant surveillance to keep each citizen in a dehumanised state. A dystopian society is considered a futuristic notion – is it?
Dimensions: 125 x 130 x 50 cm
Materials: polymer plaster, recycled glass, found metal rod and pipe, abandoned blackbird nest, paint
Many thanks to Rob Fraser for a wonderful set of photographs.
Next solo exhibition, Beautiful Dystopias, opens in PR1 Gallery, Preston next Monday 8 April – open to the public 9 to 5 till 26 April.