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Stephanie (sticky) Hough
(34 years old. Born in Ireland. Lives in: Dublin)
National College of Art & Design

Hello, I am an Irish artist currently based in Dublin, Ireland. and i have just completed an MA titled: Art in the Digital World. I consider myself a Video Artist of sorts. Video Art needs to respond to change and I'm here to do that. I take great joy in subverting popular culture. My work at the moment is looking at 'YouTube' as a cultural and global phenomenon. Presenting us with a current and ever fluctuating, anthrop ...[more]
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Presenting the Digital video as a “Duchampian” found object or ready-made. I would intend to explore how people in the future will look back and see YouTube as a sociological archive, which will be studied closely to get an insight into that culture.

“Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it”
Marshall McLuhan.

Domestically and globally video has become the phenomenological form of expression, using methods including documentation and appropriation. Whether its use is for a home movie, cctv, or an anonymous “terrorist”, video acts as a symbolic point of reference.

This would be a great opportunity for me to develop some of the themes in my Practice which I believe are aptly suited to the theme 'The World in 25 years' time'
The static text on the TV which reads.. ‘In the not so distant future on a planet called earth’ this could ironically refer to tomorrow not just 25 years time.

The idea of seeing and talking to someone, through a live feed on a screen (SKYPE) was depicted in 1968 by Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Mad!
Ok so what’s next what will be futuristic or what will be dated..
I believe YouTube videos will date very quickly, meaning this research needs to actualized as quickly as its made..
My intention would be to create an installation using video footage sourced from YouTube.
Presenting this new world view of ourselves seemingly uninhibited but only by means of a lens.
What will be the repercussions of exhibiting ourselves in this way, within a cultural climate loosing its grip on privacy?
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