Nowadays personal communication can be intermittent, impersonal, 24/7, predominantly looking at a screen and through the tips of our fingers tapping a keyboard, where once it depended on the person in our presence and where body language gave indications of thoughts and feelings.
Anything can be expressed anonymously with a keyboard. Cyber bullying has become an enormous problem and the progressive development of 'social media', once thought to positively unite people, can totally destroy lives.
plastic doll bust, computer keys, MP4 player, computer wire
40 x 30 x 20 cm
Judges of the 2012 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM (Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW and Director of the Transfield Foundation), Natalie Wilson (Assistant Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW) and Professor Janice Reid AM (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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