Do No Harm By Miss Bugs
MIXED MEDIA ARTIST MISS BUGS IS TO UNVEIL A NEW INSTALLATION, ENTITLED DO NO HARM AT JEALOUS GALLERY. THE INSTALLATION CONSISTS OF 900 VIBRANT COLOURED RESIN ‘POPSICLES’, THAT IN CONTAINING A RANGE OF PHARMACEUTICALS, CRITIQUE CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY'S OBSESSION AND CONSUMPTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA
The lollies will be available on the opening night and then a number will go on sale Friday 5th at 12 noon BST. They will be available HERE.
Title: 'Do No Harm Lolly'
Medium: Handmade resin ice lolly with encapsulated used syringe / surgical blades / pills on a Jesmonite marble plinth, presented in a pharmaceutical packaging.
Please note due to each piece being cast and polished by hand in our studio, some lollies may have small imperfections.
Blue | Pink | Yellow | Orange | Stripe (4 versions)
Lolly measurements: 5.5 x 14 x 2.5cm (not including plinth size)
Box measurements: 8 x 19 x 4.5cm
Edition: 750 (each unique)
All enquiries please contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
The resin lollies will only be ready to collect or ship once the exhibition is finished.
The installation’s title Do No Harm is pulled from the Hippocratic Oath, whereby doctors promise to abstain from any intentional wrong doing to a patient. The irony of the statement is evident in today’s networks and social dialogue where we continuously self-harm and cause harm to others, in an endless loop.
Miss Bugs says: “The ice lollies represent the churn of the social network; the posed selfies, the frothy coffee top photos and the cute animal videos side of the internet that we all like to binge on, but inside it’s rotten and sick. Digital technology whilst being a sweetener in our lives perpetually distracts us with a constant, addictive stream of information and temptation. The internet becomes a space where reason and logic are trumped by fake news, and people with extremes of opinion can shout each other down. The candy on the outside sugar coats the sickness within.” Miss Bugs individually hand craft each piece and their artistic process is time consuming with unpredictable results. The process of mixing media and styles have led to Miss Bugs being deemed ‘Visual DJs’, who like their influences such as Gary Hume, Hannah Höch and artists from the pop art movement, remix, resource and reimagine pop culture. - Jealous Gallery
These are a must have for Miss Bugs fans like myself.