Notions of Celebrity

 

Final piece for the brief ‘Spartacus’.  Three projectors and the sound track of a huge audience cheering and applauding, all set to activate for 30 seconds when the subject walks along a small strip of red carpet upon the floor.  The purpose being to explore the transient and superficial nature of celebrity; the experience of being applauded; the role of the audience,  worship, excitement and anticipation; and the manufactured, stage managed commercial aspect.

As Marilyn Munro said “We are all of us stars and we all deserve to twinkle”.

An interesting aspect of this piece of work was the varied response of the viewers.. some naturally veered to the role of audience and joined in the applause, others naturally were drawn to the spotlight, lapped up the applause and took a bow.

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