For HOT MESS, Douglas Auersperg presents “I did not really love the machine” is part of an ongoing series investigating the term freedom, its purpose and appearance in society. Based on its position as a main element of western thinking and being a every recurring claim in different areas, the work portrays the use of the different ideas of the term in politics, media, commercial terms, the arts and other realms in order to shine a light on how the idea has been used by groups of interest in order to generate understanding, create particular dispositions and lure people in.
Douglas Auersperg (b. 1987) is a Buenos Aires born artist who graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a Photography & Film BA. Auersperg’s work investigates image and visual structures and their effects in the creation of understanding and realities.
Video, paper collage, acrylic, ink
41 x 31 x 40 cm