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On The Internet, Aiming A Pistol At Nothing is a creation by Jacob Martin. Category People, Character, Doll, figure, Pop art, Photography, Digital. I did this as part of my Secret Life of Objects assignment for art school. But what…

On The Internet, Aiming A Pistol At Nothing

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Jacob Martin
Jacob Martin
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I did this as part of my "Secret Life of Objects" assignment for art school. But what I wanted to do with this series of photographs was to give my anime figures a new meaning in a new context, beyond the characters they represent.

Yotsuba Kowai represented here by a Revoltech brand figure, has an interesting subtext of being the 404 Girl mascot for 4chan. This somewhat subverts the innocence of what is normally a carefree and happy little girl character she originally was created as. If the internet subverts the innocence of the innocent, creating a new context of paranoia and internet fear - like aiming a water pistol as a useless and impotent weapon against threats that aren't really there - how is the creation of a character changed by the context of the internet?

On the internet, particularly on the boards of 4chan, it is not unlike aiming a water pistol to protect yourself from threats that aren't really there, it's a void in which nothing real exists - only voices that may or may not be real that manipulate cyberspace. I found this idea very interesting so I tried to represent it as a photograph using a Yotsuba figure.

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Equipment Fujifilm Finepix S1500
Technical Digital Photography
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Uploaded 2 April 2010 at 06:52am
Created 3 March 2010 at 12:00am
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