"After YouTube" acetate print series/ 2018

 

 

This series is the result of my interest in Karpman' s Drama Triangle theory saying that both oppressor, victim and the rescuer interchange their roles within the drama triangle. The source material for this painting was as a result of extensive research of YouTube documentaries where I settled on a single image of the body of a young boy lying on the beach, following the Myanmar genocide. The lack of clarity in the photograph I took from the screen, when taken out of context,  gave me room to explore the ambiguities of the role the subject could play in the Drama Triangle. Through screen printing and juxtaposition of two subjects: the screenshot of genocide and the screenshot from the video of cute kittens,  I was also interested in exploring our relationship with the reality and fiction created by the digital world.