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Order and Chaos

Order and Chaos

This project explores the relationship between the individual and institutions; the tension between the fluidity of the individual soul and the rigidity of the mechanical body, influenced by Dada ideas of personal freedom and anti-authority. These images aim to illustrate the order and chaos of individuals within institutions. The soldier is used as a symbol of the mechanised individual; his personal freedom invaded as he becomes a tool for those in charge.