Monday, March 28, 2005

jesus action figure object analysis

A while back I posted about a Jesus action figure and Jesus Kitsch in general. see "parable of the lost jesus". I am still looking at such ideas and this is a continuation/expansion along the theme of the Jesus action figure and Jesus kitsch in general. For my material culture class at OCAD, we had to produce an object analysis - i did mine in flash. If you are easily offended, please play carefully. It may seem a tad abrasive at points but... well... that's all I have to say about that.

Jesus Action Figure Object Analysis

It is kind of a bigish flash file (3megs+), with no loader bar (still working on that concept!) so have patience while it loads on slower machines or dialup!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Dude...
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your powerpoint thing (have I ever enjoyed anything powerpoint related before? just a suicide note via Can you give me a bit of an artist's statement on this one?
From what I can tell, it seems like it's a really well-executed but heavy-handed polemic against "tacky" religious iconography. I'd like to think there's more behind it than that, but if there's not, geez, man, lighten up. I grew up around a lot of this stuff (religious snow globes, fanny-packs, holograms, etc.), and while I used to think that it was trivializing the Almighty, I realize now that I have a great deal of affection for those simple, unpretentious expressions of faith. Most people who would shell out for that kind of stuff do not have what you or I might consider a mature, responsible faith-life, but we would probably also feel contemptuous about their music (Alan Jackson, Shania Twain), their hair, clothing, and lifestyles in general. I just think it's a really cheap shot at an obvious target. Besides, the JAF is pretty tongue in cheek anyway.