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New World Order by Matty Day aka DAY Z LEGZ 2009
152 × 152cm Synthetic polymer and enamel on canvas
2009. Are we still doing that New World Order thing?
It was so important around the turn of the new millennium, wasn’t there a heap of wars started to get things moving? You know, big super power squashes some bad guys to restore justice and take all there good stuff!
Or has that internet given the world a new order?
Man…I’m confused…it used to be so simple things just used to work….you just went down the street bought the milk and bread off a bloke you’ve known since you were a kid then you went home and relaxed…
Now it’s get in your discount coupon premium unleaded fueled car and drive down to the super dooper market, try to find a space in the multi level car park, then buy all these things that you didn’t even need or consciously think you wanted….. A pimple faced kid at a check out who is trained to greet you…. Squeaks a call out painfully for a price check over the PA because the infrared scanner didn’t pick up the barcode….. that service takes ten minutes because all the staff are out the back of the storeroom smoking….so you flick through a magazine while you wait…..this browsing courtesy leads you to realizing that your too fat, but your lips are too thin and your wife doesn’t really love you and even worse your kids and never did….this grabs your attention…..you read on inquisitively and learn that the kids probably only stick around with you because they’re addicted to drugs, internet porn and dub step beats….the price check finally comes……you break from your deep sweaty concentration…. It confirmed that the bread was on special for $1.95 reduced from $2.99….de ja vu maybe?…it seems that was the price you’d already told him..…the confusion passes with the payment prompting question….you pull out your card and swipe the point of sale electronic fund transfer handset…..any cash out?…..errrrhh Yes…..errrmmhh $100 dollars……he hands you a receipt….. you then sign on the dotted line….. approving the transfer of money you have never actually seen…… you locate the car…..and jump in adjusting the climate control……as you drive home you are commanded to stop at traffic lights for three minutes….not single cars or pedestrians passes throught the intersection in this time…….. you turn on the radio as you fidget in leather cushioned sports bucket seat ….the radio tells you there has been another terrorist attack this time it is by guerilla penguins on the Moresby base in Antarctica….you feel relieved that your safe and warm in your car on your way to your safe and warm home[well actually the bank still owns most of it]

Comments

  • Jacqueline Gwynne
    Jacqueline Gwynneover 5 years ago

    I love the colour and energy in this, awesome design!

    (Btw… what is the blue thing?? I thought it was a kangaroo when I first looked)

  • matty day
    matty dayover 5 years ago

    Well the joke to this piece is The New World Order…the big plan {which incorporates Globalisation] to save the world by the US prodomenantly, that kinda got botched and not really finished….
    The big plan or blue print could be represented by the blue blobby figure which is strecthing out across the piece overpowering and ontop of the underlying matrix, network or grid that was there before…even though the blue print is in the forefront the matrix still survives underneath…..therefore it all comes back to community in the end…relationships between family and friends networks. The Capitalist monster could be another name for the blue thing….This work is acrylic and enamel on canvas…1.75M x 1.75M

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