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Sammy Merry

MA Fine Art work by Sammy Merry

My practice uses traditional and digital printing methods to manipulate masses of data, exploring the banality of internet culture and modern societies obsession with nostalgia and sentiment. Ideas are presented through lo-tech fanzines, manifestos and prints and also through video and digital formats to reinterpret the overload of (non)information that the internet provides us with everyday.

I have become obsessed with creating binary-like streams of information from gigs and lyrics, forming censored, totem poles of forgotten pop culture. A series of designs and publications formed around the first gig I ever attended (Pulp, Doncaster Dome, 1998) and every lyric from all seventeen songs performed on that impressionable night.

By creating these ‘blocked out’ lists of non-memories, I recognised a similarity with the angular urban architectural panorama of Eastern Europe. From my time living in Poland I was interested in the cultural shift since the early nineties and started to distort this with my own memories of this period, (which only seem to involve obsessions with rock music).

So these torrents of absurd un-remembered words, setlists and concert dates began to be positioned alongside Soviet imagery, forming an imagined Eastern European landscape to represent my own sentiment for the past.

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Exhibition

– Sammy Merry, MA Fine Art

Exhibition

– Sammy Merry, MA Fine Art