Escape - from the whacking spoon, 2007
Lightjet print from Polaroid original
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 8 + 2 APs

‘There is no excuse for ignorance, and you should make an effort to understand what happens in our world. How else can you be contemporary?’

-Destiny Deacon

This series of photographs references familiar imagery from news media and contemporary culture, making a link between themes of terrorism, surveillance, suppression and Australian nationalism. Playing with stereotypes, Deacon and her friends have masked themselves in long johns with disturbing painted faces. The images use sinister humour to highlight shared similarities between fanatics around the world.

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