Michelle Williams the 30 year old actress who received an Oscar nomination for her role in Brokeback Mountain in 2005 will star in a new British based movie depicting a week in the life of the iconic figure of Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 film shoot with Sir Laurence Olivier. Olivier will be played by Kenneth Branagh and the role of Vivien Leigh by Julia Ormond. Monroe more than 40 years after her death is still the world’s best-known sex symbols. This movie will be a second planned on the biography of Monroe, with the other scheduled in Hollywood based on a fictional biography by US writer Joyce Carol Oates.  The lead actress for this movie is to be Australian Naomi Watts.

Political Arts | Ian Bunn Visual Artist

My digital art work is essentially politics and art. It’s about iconic people, places and events of our day.  Recorded visually through daily compilations of manipulated digital images, posted online and disseminated via online media and social networks. The works are diaristic in nature that metaphorically record a spectator’s experience of the contemporary digital age.  The resulting work intentionally has a painterly aesthetic acknowledging my historical painting practice.

Adapting Pop Art’s notion of mass media imagery into a context of the contemporary digital age, the work draws on a myriad points of reference. Utilizing fractured images to provide an allusion to the digital noise pounding away daily into our sub consciousness.  The work is essentially popular culture arts, diverging from the traditional Pop Art notion of a pronounced repetition of a consumer icon, instead this work focuses on the deluge of contemporary digital content. The compilation of the fragmented imagery is vividly distractive, not unlike cable surfing or a jaunt through Times Square.

This digital photo manipulation art work is premised on the basis that Pop art in its beginnings, freeze-framed what consumers of popular culture experienced into iconic visual abstractions. With the advent of the techno age, visual information circulates in such quantities, so rapidly and exponentially, that to comprehend a fraction of it all becomes a kind of production process in itself.  Hence this work considers fragmented elements of Popular Culture through an artistic and conceptual exploration of specific people and events of the day.