THE CONTINUING BALLAD OF FRANCO THE KID

Equal parts pastiche and parody, this multimedia body of work is narrative in nature. Its message contains themes of renewal, replenishment, disconnection, and authenticity. Conceptually it is a mash-up of cultural cues as diverse as the writings of Guy Debord, Picasso’s The Dream and Lie of Franco, and movies such as John Carpenter’s They Live. Stylistic features found within a myriad of visual culture are mined and assimilated symbolically, these references influence the more formal aspects of production in this ever-expanding body of work. Let us follow our protagonist, Franco the kid, as he navigates a media-saturated wasteland of over-consumption on his quest for identity and belonging, individualism and community.

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