Katie Turnbull: Modern Vanitos

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Artist Statement:


    Katie Turnbull presents Modern Vanitos: an engaging animation work that mixes analogue and digital practices and is a contemporary version of a pre-cinema toy, resembling the zoetrope. ln this contemporary version, the images are the artist’s interpretation of modern day Vanitas, still life images in the tradition of memento mori. Symbols of life, death, time, globalisation, digital technology, communicatlons and transient ephemera are all represented. Drawing upon the morbid and religious overtones of the baroque Vanitas genre art, Turnbull’s images are a reminder of the transience of life.


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