SPACE A
FEDERAL FOLLIES
ROBYN HOSKING

I focus on the problem of translating the idea of the satirical or animated cartoon into a complex three-dimensional form. Through the process of slip casting I create inter-related 3D cartoons, featuring caricatured images of public figures engaging with each other and with the viewer. Sporting arenas, the circus and Hollywood blockbusters offer metaphorical sites for politicians such as Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, to compete for their survival. By placing our favourite politicians in bizarre and ridiculous scenarios that borrow heavily from popular culture, I aim to highlight the interaction between the carnivalisation of our cultural experiences, and the increasingly debased character of political debate.

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