Ethics In A Space Age: A Reflection on 21st Century Values
My work is designed to expose how elements, language, tone, and imagery are used in propaganda to reinforce ideologies. My book ‘A Publication from Colony 5’ imagines a collectivist society, 200 years from now, living on a spaceship, and is a manual for each citizen. It criticises and reflects on twenty-first century values such as materialism and individualism, through the lens of their enlightened society. It relays their mentality as thinly veiled propaganda.
‘Laketide’ is a fictional village that’s unwelcoming to strangers and harsh to its own inhabitants. Set after they have destroyed their environment, their only goal is survival. Letterpress printed, the woodblock prints play on a homely safe feeling, contrasted with coercive language. A new poster is issued each week.
The animations are narrative moral building blocks for Laketide’s community, depicting behavioural codes. They explore the influence of sound and polite language while depicting something ominous.