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Artabase: Review – Chronicles of the New Human Organism

I love the creepiness of this Video Art work by Australian artist Ian Haig. Chronicles of the new Human Organism is a 50 minute video with sound by PH2 (Philip Brophy and Philip Samartzis). The work was created over 5 years, shot mostly on different locations in Australia, New Zealand, US, Japan, Thailand and Korea. It’s a patchwork of potent symbology that seems to tap right into some of our primordial fears. It kind of reminds me of the Ludovico Technique from A Clockwork Orange, with similarly disturbing thought reprogramming through Haig’s HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondo_film”Mondo appropriation of psycho-analytic artefacts.