Bent media commentary

Never one to let go of a good idea, artist Darmin Cameron is making another massive sculpture out of gutted mobile phones.

Following up on his Special Commendation in the 2011 Bentley Art Prize for his two metre-high sculpture, Mobile Phone Tower, he's used the same medium to create Rupert the Phone Hacker (pictured) and enter it in the prestigious rural award.

A metaphorical effigy of an entirely fictional modern media baron, its main component is, you guessed it, gutted mobile phones.

Darmin says that it represents innocent people's lives hacked to pieces as they are sucked into the moral vacuum that the modern media baron inhabits.

With high-profile media figures currently on trial for hacking the mobile phones of innocent citizens and even Scotland Yard, we can only imagine where he got his inspiration from.

Darmin's manifesto tells us he; "likes to draw attention to the everyday, accentuate it or alter it to make it more obvious, hoping that people will see either the amazing wonder that life is, or expose the shadow".

Which is kind of what media barons like to think of themselves as doing as well.

Just ask 'em.


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