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Final Major Project: Considering Others – Melanie Bonajo

Melanie Bonajo is concerned with examining how technical advances have increased feelings of emptiness and removed the sense of belonging that many individuals experience today. She considers how social relationships have been transformed by technology and how images online affect our subjectivity towards our own images. This increasingly sterile and technological world leads to issues of isolation and eroding intimacy that Bonajo explores in her images and videos.

Video 1: (Matrixx Botanica – How to escape from a retirement home. 2016)

Video 2: (Foam For You – Construct 2012)


Figure 1: Melanie Bonajo. 2005. Do you know Vic?


Figure 2: Melanie Bonajo. Unknown date. In Between Becoming More Beautiful


Figure 1: Capricious Day: Melanie Bonajo. 2005. Dazed [online]. Available at: [accessed 16 May 2018].

Figure 2: Capricious Day: Melanie Bonajo. 2018. Dazed [online]. Available at: [accessed 16 May 2018].


Video 1: Matrixx Botanica – How to escape from a retirement home. 2016. YouTube [online]. Available at: [accessed 16 May 2018].

Video 2: Foam For You – Construct. 2012. YouTube [online]. Available at: [accessed 16 May 2018].

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