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Martin Swan - Angersaurus
Martin Swan
Norwich, UK
www.Angersaurus.com
@Angersaurus on Twitter & Instagram

Assemblage & Conceptual Artist - Master Practitioner of Neuro linguistic Programming - Systems Thinker - INTJ - Husband & Grandfather.

My work primarily explores Incongruity, Contradiction & Cognitive Dissonance, I seek to create feelings of discomfort and confusion in the viewer with the objective of provoking the question: "what is it about aspects of this work that I don't like about myself?
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Memorium
Lest we forget...
Inspired by Dance Of Death
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45 degrees
How will our physiology adapt to our use of new technology? What health issues may arise from our use of technology in the future?
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Construct no.21
The elements are in place for the extinction of the human race.
Inspired by It Will Take...
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Construct no.16
Machine meets environment.
Inspired by Corrosion...
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Construct no.13
The telephone dial pulses can be heard through the speaker which is also used to make the stones dance to the beat of the pulses.
Inspired by Untitled03214
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Construct no.4
Abstract interactive 'push-along' sculpture.
Inspired by Solidified...
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Construct no.4
Abstract 'push-along' sculpture.
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Bodge
Bodge - how will it withstand the passage of time?
Inspired by Green
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Construct no.2
Which will erode more rapidly?
Inspired by A Whales...
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Compromise (1+1=1.5)
I’ve gone further than just ‘popping’ Em Hampson’s work, I have incorporated a fragment of her recently exhibited ‘Bursting at the seams’ piece from the U20pia exhibition into my conceptual construct. When bought together the strength of the chain and the...
Inspired by full of blood,...
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Probe
I took a telephone pick-up coil and used it as inductive probe, sweeping the surface of my mobile phone to detect various emissions emanating from it. Perhaps some of the PMM musicians can do something with it?
Inspired by under vital...
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Aberration
I am trying to demonstrate the inability of the environment to assimilate our detritus.
Inspired by Rest your Head
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Progress
What is the half-life of your latest idea?
Inspired by Fusion
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Opaque
Lack of transparency may be an indicator of lack of integrity.
Inspired by Hijack a Brand
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Depressed
Depression is a lonely place - some try to express their feelings to the world via social media - only to be swallowed up by the quagmire of others indifference to any world outside of their own.
Inspired by Speaking...
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Secret
Society pressurises us to keep our inner pain a secret for to reveal it may put us 'on trial'...
Inspired by Listen up
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Tunnel Vision
The ability to see beyond the problem is difficult when you perceive yourself to be part of it.
Inspired by Identity Glitch
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Kinetic
The percussive effect of the stone striking the Piezo element generates a small electrical voltage sufficient to momentarily flash 2 Light Emitting Diodes.
Inspired by We Want Your...
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360
Keeping your 'Minds Eye' wide open, scanning the horizon for creative inspiration.
Inspired by New Horizons
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The 'Auto-Cutter' for...
The objective of this piece is to shock people into thinking more deeply about self-harm and the reasons for it.
Inspired by Yes and No
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Defaced
Outer beauty defaced by inner pain.
Inspired by Beautiful
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Handout
I have tried to sum up some of the key labels that are applied to begging.
Inspired by Speaker
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Addict
There are many casualties left in the wake of the struggle to be beautiful to others.
Inspired by Beautiful
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Exit
'Numb' by Linkin Park sums up the pressure and rejection that teenagers (and older) can feel and internalise - they can end up becoming involved in gangs, self harming and some may commit suicide as they cannot see any other way out. The cultural and media backdrop of our age can ignite and fuel...
Inspired by Goodbye...
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Execution
Terrorism and gang culture has become a regular story thread in the entertainment industry. What we are presented with can never match the gruesome reality. See my other pieces in this series for further information.
Inspired by Street protest
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Snitch
The union with the 'Gang' is broken if the member turns informant. Retribution will follow. Another of my 'Gang' series please see 'Initiation' and 'Murked' for further information.
Inspired by Union
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Murked
I'm going to quote Adam Riches from his work 'Trophies' as he sums up my thoughts exactly - "Im interested in the idea that we've become desensitised to images of death. How ever I do believe that our level of desensitisation differs, depending on who the bodies belong to" This work...
Inspired by Trophies.
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Initiation
Many juveniles join gangs at a very young age. Gang membership gives them a sense of 'belonging' and through the 'union' with other members also offers protection and security. Gang membership often requires some kind of initiation - usually violent and unpleasant, which the initiate has to undergo...
Inspired by Union
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Cut (no.2)
'Cutting' is often practiced by teenagers seeking to express their inner pain. This is a re-work of an earlier version that I was not happy with, and seeking to improve upon.
Inspired by Sadness
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Have a nice day...
Cause - Effect. War and conflict are oft reduced to superficial social media interactions which subvert true understanding of the losses and suffering involved.
Inspired by Nameless...
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Smiling Assassin
I wanted to illustrate a new take on the old saying "The pen is mightier than the sword"
Inspired by Signs
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Tangle
It's not until the mess has been untangled that connections and motives become clear. Sometimes the tangle is deliberate to prevent exposure, sometimes it is the result of neglect or inaction.
Inspired by Human
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Happy Christmas
Christmas will be just another day and meaningless to many who have had their lives upturned by war & conflict
Inspired by Nameless...
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Background
Our world and beyond is swamped with human generated electronic detritus. Huge (and ever increasing) numbers of us are generating an aura of electronic noise around ourselves through the mobile devices that we carry and most of us are not even aware of it. The use of these devices has become part...
Inspired by Human
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Catch
Popular culture meets popular culture - fluffy with a bit of violence thrown in.
Inspired by 10 Minute...
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Icons
Just been visiting grandads grave (R.I.P.), now watching the umpteenth repeat of an old war film (G.B. winning of course) whilst using my tablet to post messages on social media... Confused? - I am.
Inspired by Revolution
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Alien
Parasite: An organism that lives off or in another organism, obtaining nourishment and protection while offering no benefit in return
Inspired by 10 Minute...
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Mutation
Social media is influencing and addicting an ever younger audience.
Inspired by Revolution
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Cuddly
Metamorphosis
Inspired by Nightmare
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Presence
This is the outcome of my earlier 'Doppler Dabblings' • ‘PRESENCE’ detects movement and converts it into sound. • This installation uses a Doppler Radar module (as used in automatic door openers and intruder alarms), the output pulses from the radar are fed into amplifier...
Inspired by People...
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Self-Defence
Knifes have been carried as weapons for centuries - how long will it take for this culture to change?
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Doppler dabblings
Messing around with a Doppler Radar Module to test it's potential for use in an installation - it has a very low output which is challenging my limited knowledge of electronics, however experiments continue.
Inspired by Curiosity
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Souls 1/-
What would the world be like now if they had not taken the 'Kings Shilling'?
Inspired by Sadness
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Overthrow
When words run out many turn to violence to bring about the changes they desire.
Inspired by Revolution
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O.H.M.S.
On His/Her Majesty's Service. How will awards evolve? What form will 'recognition' take in the future as a result of Social Media?
Inspired by Signs
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Adoration of the Emoji
How will social media effect our future beliefs?
Inspired by Change
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Secrets
Secrets beget secrets - what happens if they are exposed?
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Juxtaposition
Karpman drama triangle
Inspired by 10 Minute...
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Influence
A thought or idea will be skewed by the environment & ecology into which it is introduced.
Inspired by Formation
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Anomaly
How do you identify an anomaly? How do you assess an anomaly and deal with it? I have used 4 round acrylic rods to illustrate normality and 1 square piece as an anomaly, these are mounted on an A5 size piece of black acrylic sheet. (I've tried to photograph it without my reflection, hence the...
Inspired by The Manchester...
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Invention
The coloured acrylic rods represent the elements of ideation ( Stimulus, Mental Flow & Creative Environment) the black disk represents the void from which the idea will emerge. The stone represents the ecology into which the invention will be assimilated. This piece measures approximately 60mm...
Inspired by Formation
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Set in Stone
Are your thoughts set in stone? What would cause you to change them?
Inspired by Formation
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Creativity
When the fragmented elements of creativity come together to form an idea...
Inspired by FRAGMENTATION
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Change
Change is inevitable. We like to demonstrate it through measurement, but sometimes it takes place over many life times and may not be apparent without any comparison.
Inspired by Change
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Parfum de la mort
What does a battlefield smell like?
Inspired by Pop a Fragrance
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Stimulus
In response to the percussive effect of tapping the dolls head, a Piezo transducer generates a small electrical charge which is sufficient to illuminate 2 high intensity Light Emitting Diodes. No batteries required!
Inspired by Formation
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Twee
Contradiction and Incongruity.
Inspired by People...
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Incentive
Does money mean happiness, fulfilment and contentment - or does it facilitate daily survival?
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Empathy
Without empathy there can be no connection.
Inspired by People...
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Wish
Be careful what you wish for...
Inspired by What Can You...
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Refresh
How will future generations refresh our world?
Inspired by Revolution
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Wilful Ignorance
Turning a blind eye (to domestic violence), Pretending not the hear (the cry for help), Telling half truths (to avoid embarrassment) - What have been the consequences of our wilful ignorance?
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Binary Beast
Revelation 13:18 says, “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is 666.”
Inspired by 10 Minute...
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Brick
What sort of future are you building?
Inspired by Cruel World
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Spare Change
Help or hindrance?
Inspired by 10 Minute...
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Power
Power through fear and dependency.
Inspired by Revolution
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Gift
Will the tatty gift of the future reflect the prevailing culture?
Inspired by 10 Minute...
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Escape
The bullet is used as an irreversible means of escape.
Inspired by What Can You...
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Handout
What is the hidden purpose of aid?
Inspired by What Can You...
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Chariot
What does a child imagine when at play?
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Novice
Addiction spans all demographics.
Inspired by 10 Minute...
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Cut
Self Harm is an outward manifestation of inner pain.
Inspired by 10 Minute...
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Rescuer
Rescuers are often covert Victims. Karpman Drama Triangle.
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Feed Me
Refugees migrate to Europe to escape war & starvation and find a better life, meanwhile the west continues to supply weapons and ammunition to support their chosen sides in the conflicts.
Inspired by #EuropeEdition
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Beautiful
How much influence does the toy industry and the media have upon cultural stereotyping?
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Bang! Bang!
Young boys like to play 'war' with pretend guns, imagining that they are firing real bullets.
Inspired by Found Objects
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Prevents Decay
Preserving our way of life...
Inspired by Pop a Product
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Fix
Addiction to media induced emotional quick-fixes.
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Introversion
I can be found in the kitchen at parties...
Inspired by People...
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Identity crisis
How much influence do toys and the media have upon the mental development of children?
Inspired by 1 Hour...
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Hit
Drugs, music industry, media, addiction, blah, blah blah... What rocks your boat?
Inspired by 1 Hour...
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Daggers
Body language - you cannot not communicate. One look can tell it all...
Inspired by People...
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Still Life
From memories to memorials.
Inspired by Transition
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Give an inch...
Old proverb - "Give an inch and they'll take a mile"
Inspired by Formation
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Investiture
Forming the mindset towards war and conflict.
Inspired by Formation
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Toy
Where does the fantasy end and reality begin?
Inspired by Formation
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Shackles
Have we become slaves to our conveniences?
Inspired by Formation
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Tags
Bullets used to symbolise the 'End Tag" HTML code, as used in Web authoring.
Inspired by Signs
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My Little Phoney
Are toys becoming more violent? Are toys a reflection of societal culture? How far will it go?
Inspired by Change
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Fair Warning
Giving a warning does not absolve you from your responsibility to act fairly and proportionaly.
Inspired by 1 Hour...
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Meta
Thoughts about thoughts about thoughts... creating an imagined reality.
Inspired by Transition
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Inflation
Whilst prices go up, the value of the currency goes down. I suggest you Google 'The Kings Shilling' for an explanation for the use of this coin as a metaphor. The lavish frame represents the boundaries of capitalism. Life can be cheap... Lest we Forget.
Inspired by Transition
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Turn-On
Check out the responses to images of the latest killing tech on Instagram. Are guns "Sexy", ''Cool" or "Dope"? What feelings do they elicit in you?
Inspired by People...
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Perfect
Many people in conflict torn countries won't be receiving any opulent gifts.
Inspired by Opulent
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Obsolescence
It's not the cash in your pocket but your credit rating that determines your ability to make opulent purchases.
Inspired by Opulent
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Popping
I like to use triangulation for defining ideas and theories.
Inspired by What is...
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Hate
Hate is a word oft used by us in frivolous ways, but for others it means discrimination, persecution and extermination.
Inspired by Paris Attacks
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9mm Hard-On
Neoclassical sex & violence - What will be 'turning you on' when you next watch the TV?
Inspired by 1 Hour...
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Middle Age Memories No.2
Memories are anchored by various stimuli then reawakened when exposed to the same, often prompting a chain reaction of recollections. I will attempt to produce a series of broadly themed collages reflecting my own memories.
Inspired by People...
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Trajectory
What will be the trajectory of the words you fire? Who will they affect?
Inspired by People...
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Pressure
External pressures often create internal stress levels which take us close to the point of exploding - pay attention to your family and friends because they may need your help.
Inspired by People...
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Middle Age Memories No.1
Memories are anchored by various stimuli then reawakened when exposed to the same, often prompting a chain reaction of recollections. I will attempt to produce a series of broadly themed collages reflecting my own memories.
Inspired by Signs
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Seasons Greetings
Society (mirrored by the media) popularises Dictators until reality dawns, the bubble bursts and revolution becomes necessary.
Inspired by Revolution
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Drowing
Our children are drowning in media violence.
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Armour Piercing Thinker
What forbidden thoughts are you harbouring in the ammunition bunker of your mind?
Inspired by Anger
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Indoctrination
This 'toy' represents the introduction to the prevailing culture at an early age. It was made up from bits in my 'leftovers' box on a Sunday morning.
Inspired by Found 1938
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Refraction
How much are truth and reality refracted by beliefs and values? What happens as a result?
Inspired by Revolution
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Almost Human...
Many people assign Human qualities to their pets and treat them as little Human Beings
Inspired by People...
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Communique
Present day methods of communication.
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Cultivation
Cultivating the 'right' sort of memories.
Inspired by Sadness
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F1 = -F2
Caught up in Newton's Third Law of Motion.
Inspired by 1 Hour...
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Despot
When the fear of the present is greater than the fear of change then the conditions exist for revolution.
Inspired by Revolution
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Waiting...
...in anticipation
Inspired by Ignite
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Game
A vivid imagination is your own virtual reality.
Inspired by People...
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Clean-Up
Genocide continues despite the lessons of history.
Inspired by Trophies.
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Pretty
How often do we apply inappropriate descriptions to objects?
Inspired by 1 Hour...
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Donation
Salvation or subjugation?
Inspired by Refugees...
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Hypotenuse
The mechanics of escalation.
Inspired by Data Goldmine
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Just Numbers..?
How many people have died in modern conflicts? What have we learnt or what can we learn from these statistics? Each digit represents the life of a real person cut short - can their statistical legacy become part of a future salvation?
Inspired by Data Goldmine
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Idolatry
noun: the worship of idols. synonyms: idol worship, idolatrism, fetishism, iconolatry, icon worship; extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone. What are you worshipping today?
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Slaughter
Assemblage reflecting culture of WW2 versus today.
Inspired by Trophies.
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Cock-Up
Sex and Violence - the cultural choice of millions.
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Special Delivery
Exporting violence causes the migration of refugees.
Inspired by Refugees...
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No Signal
Virtual reality...
Inspired by 1 Hour...
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Smile
When you smile at a child is it the same smile you wear when watching the 'baddies' getting killed in the game you're playing?
Inspired by Joy
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Cute
Framing alters perception
Inspired by Joy
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Rejuvenation
Trying to inhale the culture of the new generation
Inspired by Anguish of the...
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Donut
Eating donuts is as much a part of our culture as our morbid fascination with Hitler and the war, albeit at opposite ends of the cultural spectrum. We may find ourselves eating donuts whilst watching a film on the TV of the allies winning the war all over again. Bringing both ‘popular’...
Inspired by Signs
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Please give generously
What does your generosity lead to?
Inspired by Trophies.
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Check Out
Conflict, Suffering, Money...
Inspired by 1 Hour...
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Take your Shot
The problem is defined by which side you're on.
Inspired by Street protest
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Choices
Revolution and Insurgency force stark choices.
Inspired by Flight.
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