Exercise 1.3 -A Short NarrativeSeries

 

Make a short narrative series of four to six collages based on a recent or contemporary news event.

I have taken my influence  mainly from John Heartfield in that a lot of his work is political and I wanted to make a political statement about a current high profile character.

Heartfield was himself influenced by the Berlin Dada Movement whose art was provoked by the first world war. His work mobilised photomontage as a political weapon, in his case to support the communist cause, by showing the Weimar Republic to be a “disorderly verbal-visual cacophony”.

Also the influence of Peter Kennard’s work, in particular “Haywain with Cruise Missiles” appealed and accentuated my desire to do something political.

There was an obvious subject to consider and that was the relationship between David Cameron and George Osborne in relation to the European Referendum. I tried a few ideas for this but did not get where I wanted to be. At that moment, the foibles and innuendos of Donald Trump came to mind.

Donald Trump is an outspoken character and in recent months he has made statements about immigrants into Europe, students in China,  building a wall between the USA and Mexico and many other subjects. His popularity, in my mind, equates him to Hitler’s before the second world war and I believe he is equally as dangerous.

Trump is intolerant of many of today’s current values. His intent on curtailing human rights (ref his outspoken words about immigration – an intent to protect the boundaries between whole nations such as Europe and the middle East and the USA / Mexican border) leads me to believe that he is unsuitable as a world leader.

My computer generated collages have been produced to help to strengthen this argument:

 

TRUMP AT TIANANMEN SQUARE

Trump Tiananmen-Square

 

NO EXPLANATION NEEDED

Trump Hitler]

 

NO EXPLANATION NEEDED

MIDEAST-CRISIS/BRITAIN-JIHADIJOHN

 

BUILDING A WALL

Trump Great Wall

 

THE SNAKE VIDEO

Trumpsnake 1

 

CAN HE TURN ON THE LIGHT?

??????????????????

Trump has run a successful campaign so far but is unlikely to make it all the way to the White House.

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