Dis/ease: Neoliberal pressure, vaccinated with a touch of Spiritualism. Built in Self-discovery
AffiliationVictorian College of the Arts
Document TypeMasters Research thesis
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2019 Jesse Bowling
This research project Dis/ease- Neoliberal pressure, vaccinated with a touch of Spiritualism. Built in Self-discovery, explores the complexities of late capitalism under the guidance of neoliberalism. Here, products are positioned within the consumer sphere as an antidote to ongoing pressures of the workplace, increased individualism and result in an increase in anxiety and di/ease. This exegesis takes an interdisciplinary research methodology using sociology to position current issues within a broader critical discourse. This project is practice driven research resulting in a 75% - 25% practical vs written component. The three-dimensional installations accompany this exegesis use various media, including 3D printing, 3D rendering, casting, found objects, video, audio and edibles products, among others. The works presented are in part parody, part critique and are art works framed as products. Each works acts as an entry point to a broader discourse around the body, mind and soul as they are constructed within late-capitalism and in relation to the prominent Self-care and Well-being industry.
KeywordsNeoliberal, art, technology, green advertising, spirituality, health products,
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