Student Spotlight - James Savva
In his work, Untitled (unseen), HSC student James draws on influences Yayoi Kusama and Nam June Paik to explore the unseen effects of technology.
In his artist's statement James says, "In our daily lives, we are exposed to unseen effects of electromagnetic radiation from our phones and other technologies. Approximately one in five Australians each year will experience a mental illness, and they are also affected by this on a daily basis. These are both things that cannot be seen with the eye, making the unseen the scariest of all. Using string under a UV light makes it glow, which represents the electromagnetic radiation and feelings of being caged in."
James used electronics such as a TV, remote control, mobile phone, CCTV camera, radio, laptop and mouse, gesso, mod podge, UV light and string to represent the web/cage of sufferers of mental illness.
James' work can be seen at the Annual Design & Visual Arts Exhibition.