Ideology and Religion - The Saatchi - 19/02/2015
I visited the Ideology and Religion exhibition at the Saatchi as I had heard about the human hair installation and this really intrigued me as it's an odd material to use to create textiles. I was really impressed by this exhibition because of the variety of artists, I picked out 4 pieces which I found really interesting. I thought 'die harder' by David Mach was really amazing because of its scale and the really detailed facial expression; i also thought the theme of crucifixion also reminded me of my theme of suppression and rebellion and the idea of being trapped and suppressed. I found Abacus quite ominous as at first as it is hard to tell whether the moving installation involves real humans under the black veils, however when reading the description i saw that it was mannequins controlled by engines. I thought this piece might be made to stir this reaction of mystery in reaction to the veils without identity. I think maybe this piece is displaying how religion can bring people together but also create divides, with so many different religions in different corners of the world some can seem completely alien and unidentifiable to people of other religions, which is what i think the unidentifiable figures represent.
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