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Joseph Bigley

Complacency As Commodity

Fabricated Steel, Cast Aluminum, Wood, Mixed

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The phenomenon which is taken for granted of male children playing with toys that reference violence is a seemingly mundane social inoculation effecting conditioning. This early exposure to ideas where war is play leads to a desensitization to military activity, notions of nationalism and an us verses them mentality. The resulting response to this notion is Complacency As Commodity. A sugar coated missile form behind an arcade style interface inferring controlling a firing mechanism aimed at a child's play structure. 

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