Jonathan Monaghan, ‘Mothership’, 2013, Curator's Office
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Mothership, 2013

HD CGI animation, 15 min loop
Edition 1/3 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$6,000
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Bethesda, Washington, WASHINGTON
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Jonathan Monaghan
Jonathan Monaghan
American, b. 1986
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To create his CGI animations, Jonathan Monaghan mines and appropriates the characters and environments from the video games of his youth, as well as incorporating references to art history, Wall Street, consumer products, and other aspects of contemporary culture. “Pitting these ridiculous-looking video game characters and environments with recreations of real, “evil” power is very much what I was doing,” he has said. “By trying to create a coherent reality or a narrative where these absurd manifestations of power interact with actual power structures, my viewers can approach how power works through a different lens.” He likens this process of appropriation and reinterpretation to hacking—pulling images from culture and reversing their meaning, so that they subvert the very structures that produced them.

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Jonathan Monaghan
Jonathan Monaghan
American, b. 1986
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To create his CGI animations, Jonathan Monaghan mines and appropriates the characters and environments from the video games of his youth, as well as incorporating references to art history, Wall Street, consumer products, and other aspects of contemporary culture. “Pitting these ridiculous-looking video game characters and environments with recreations of real, “evil” power is very much what I was doing,” he has said. “By trying to create a coherent reality or a narrative where these absurd manifestations of power interact with actual power structures, my viewers can approach how power works through a different lens.” He likens this process of appropriation and reinterpretation to hacking—pulling images from culture and reversing their meaning, so that they subvert the very structures that produced them.

Mothership, 2013

HD CGI animation, 15 min loop
Edition 1/3 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$6,000
Location
Bethesda, Washington, WASHINGTON
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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