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Colin of Alaska

Internet-based project (2009 - ongoing)

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This is an experimental art project centred on the blog of the fictitious character Colin d'Alaska. Using the starting point of pre-existing reject family snapshots, brand new narratives transform these images into the basis for Colin's story.

Colin's everyday life is simultaneously mundane and surreal, and Colin clearly doesn't quite understand the world. Whilst it is frequently comedic, ambiguity and commentary emerge from behind the humour.

"I recently expanded my practice into the internet with the creation of the fictitious character Colin d'Alaska. At once banal, surreal, and tragi-comic, his blog becomes a commentary on society writ small, voiced by someone who is resolutely but naively optimistic against the background of a burgeoning dystopia.".

This is an experimental art project centred on the blog of the fictitious character Colin d'Alaska. Using the starting point of pre-existing reject family snapshots, brand new narratives transform these images into the basis for Colin's story.

Colin's everyday life is simultaneously mundane and surreal, and Colin clearly doesn't quite understand the world. Whilst it is frequently comedic, ambiguity and commentary emerge from behind the humour.

"I recently expanded my practice into the internet with the creation of the fictitious character Colin d'Alaska. At once banal, surreal, and tragi-comic, his blog becomes a commentary on society writ small, voiced by someone who is resolutely but naively optimistic against the background of a burgeoning dystopia.".

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