BOURNER Eliza – Ireland
The Act of Living
The Act of Living explores the cultural malaise of postmodern living; alienation, loneliness and unease. Exploring the mundane and the tension that lies between comfort and restriction, these images address a contemporary fixation of productivity where the ordinary is less and less desirable. If you work hard enough, you can seemingly achieve anything. Imbued with nostalgia and a cinematic feel, I illustrate this 'age of anxiety', filled with passive entertainment and empty distractions of materialism.