Only a Slight Exaggeration – Part 2

Last April my eye was caught by an article in the Guardian Weekend magazine entitled, ‘When I grow up, I want to be famous‘.  At the time I had wanted to make a piece of work about children’s aspirations today and this article cemented that idea in my mind.  According to the Guardian young people’s dream roles have moved away from the law, medicine, banking etc. and towards fame and the cult of celebrity.  In fact, the conclusion drawn was that children subjected to surveys about what they aspire to be in the future will generally ‘be whatever the adult asking them wants them to be.’

I think everyone has been aware of this situation for years, so I thought it was only appropriate to finally make some work referencing it considering my interest in the youth of today.  It has no title yet and is still a work in progress, so watch this space…

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