Hung Out, Tuned In
Screenprinted t-shirt graphic
Fulfilling an assignment for my PG Master of Teaching in Visual Art, I was
required to create an edition run of 30, utilising a print making technique
of some kind. Ideally a technique I'd never used before. I chose a process
called RISO. I designed and created this piece onto fabric and paper. I
also created a single unit for exhibiting in New Zealand. Hosted by the
University of Sydney's sister institution University of Wiaato, Hamilton.
An image of this will be posted shortly.
||Quite an enjoyable piece in
its making. The exhibiting piece is made of cotton, screen ink, pen and
stretched over a 5mm/1mm wire frame with wooden pegs.|
RISO Screenprint, on aluminium, wire, wood 250X260
Incorporating youth culture by using a stylised face of a youth wearing
headphones, and a t-shirt graphic (below).
Satirical comment relating to the mass placement of Hills Hoists [clothes
line as invented by Lance Hill] throughout Australia post 1945.
The comic suggestion being a possible conspiracy theory in covert Government
communications being achieved by networking Australian clothes lines as
a massive southern hemisphereic antennae. The written copy itself is in
code. Read from bottom left to top right.
Stretch-framed to emphasis the clothes line concept. The use of wooden pegs
brings in the contrasting era of the 1950's. This believed to be the key
period and spreading of U.S Government conspiracy theories.