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Future Archaeology, how will they tell? and Emoji Fruit

Livingstone, Andrew (2024) Future Archaeology, how will they tell? and Emoji Fruit. Baltic Open 2024, 17 Mar - 01 Sep 2024, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.

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Future archaeology, how will they tell? Acrylic and photo image on canvas
Emoji Fruit, Glass

Future archaeology, how will they tell? The self-portrait questions a future queer reading based upon forensic archaeology and the construction of historical identity. The painting refers to contemporary culture and platforms for communication through the employment of stylised icons, in this case the fruit (derogatory term) in the painting which is rendered as emoji (sexting icons). This element is developed further within the work Emoji Fruit, where a simulacrum has been created in glass. Within the artwork the plasticised aesthetic of digital emojis has been purposefully captured in hot glass and aims to enhance the fetishised objects.

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Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2024 10:49
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 10:49


Author: Andrew Livingstone ORCID iD

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design


Fine Art

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