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In 1936 Walter Benjamin wrote in his seminal essay, “The work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

 “The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception.”

I am currently interested in codes, in particular those used in commercial outlets but also those used to carry personal information. In the digital age there is a loss of humanity and a commoditisation of self which I highlight in my work by fragmenting and dehumanising the face.