In this week’s Vue Weekly, Amy Fung takes on Jody MacDonald’s Will The Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?, on display in the Main Gallery until 29 May.
Oddball humorous and morbidly crafty, MacDonald riffs off everything from twisting jargon like “Fishing For Compliments” to Jungian archetypes of self formation. Most of the individual pieces reveal this grappling of ideas and theory with the straightforward use of text demarcating which identity they are expressing. Working as a whole, their messaging carries more resonance as each character exists in relation to each other, with some alienated by or away from each other.
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