Update from the Wasteland I

2017 | Moving image

Lydia Ashman writes “Through headphones, Beales whispers disjointed sentences. Like the scroll of unrelated content from a Twitter feed, references to Trump are juxtaposed with mentions of cute cats and desperate pronouncements such as ‘We all fail, always’ and ‘I do not want to be human today’. The effect is at once hypnotic and claustrophobic; the softness and darkness encourage intimacy, but the restless movements of the bright moths, distorted by the glass, suggest a distracted mind, trapped in a loop.”

Lydia Ashman in Artist explores internet addiction: “I’m talking about the conflicts at the heart of my life“‘ published on a-n 18th Sept 17

Shown as part of ‘Are we all addicts now?’ new work by Katriona Beales and Fiona MacDonald at Furtherfield 15th Sept-12th Nov 2017

In the exhibition ‘Update from the wasteland I’ plays on a raspberry pi screen embedded in a solid glass sculpture as part of ‘Network Bed’ (2017), a sunken velvet bed installation.

www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/are-we-all-addicts-now

Update from wasteland I (2017) KBeales HD moving image 6m39 still
Update from wasteland I (2017) KBeales HD moving image 6m39 still
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