ARTWORK DETAILS

Angela Barnes Mackay State High School
End of an Era Video
"End of An Era" (2021) is a digital animated video that captures and personifies past memories and present experiences.

ARTIST STATEMENT

End of An Era (2021) is a digital animated video that captures and personifies past memories and present experiences using a personal and contemporary context. Inspired by John Brack’s Collins St, 5 p.m and Vanessa Belle’s self-portraits, I merged elements of animated self-portraits and repetition within my work to express its meaning of societal expectations of teenagers, and how nearing adult-hood, many of us teenagers are left clueless about what we actually want out of life, and how this stress mentally affects us.

ARTWORK PROCESS

I use a mixture of video editing, overlaying video and hand-drawn animation to represent the concept of time passing. My intention is to remind other teenagers to spend some time for themselves, to follow what you truly want out of life despite what others say, and to encourage adults to understand how their expectations can harm our wellbeing.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Angela Barnes