MAN BITES DOG - FINTAN MAGEE
Internationally acclaimed street artist, Fintan Magee explores media bias in a bold new artwork titled 'Man Bites Dog' – his first ever multimedia artwork, incorporating his trademark mural style with sculpture, fire and video.
Originally installed in an abandoned warehouse in Sydney’s Alexandria, Magee painted the detailed mural at the centre of the work before ceremoniously burning a life-sized wire sculpture filled with copies of The Daily Telegraph newspaper.
The process was captured by videographer Ed in Focus to create a mesmeric video installation that will be exhibited as part of 'PROTEST',
a group exhibition opening at M16 Art Space in Canberra on Thursday 26 March 2015.
Arguably his most political work to date, artist, Fintan Magee said that ‘Man Bites Dog’ is a reaction to the mass media’s misrepresentation of certain incidents and groups in society, particularly the rise of Islamaphobia and the representation of certain ethnic groups in the light of recent ‘terrorist’ incidents.