By viewing Greek and Roman sculpture/architecture as an appropriated symbol of institutional authority, I am investigating a way of looking at history that neutralises the agendas and strategies of the institution, leaving a space for new ideas and perspectives that exist independent of politics and power relations.
We live in a post-truth world where objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief, where the mechanisms of power and control are obscured. By manipulating processes to disrupt familiar imagery I reveal these institutional mechanisms.
This body of work reimagines Michel Foucault’s heterotopic spaces, creating instead ‘heterotopic objects’, objects that exist in a state of contradiction, that act as an interruption between representation and objective truth by undermining our historical emotional connection to the pristine white marble statue. This allows for an intellectual space where we can consider how information is received and how information is manipulated.