The group crit, and subsequent reflection, has helped me to crystallise some of my thinking if not really moving me forward in discerning the practical realisation of the work.
1. The juxtaposition between paused TV images and work deriving from gleaning detritus (from the beach) is a metaphor for how we are pre-occupied by the trivial (e.g. not wanting to miss a second of some trashy tv) whilst at the same time we damage our environment - both natural and human.
2. As I remain concerned with social ethics more broadly, I do not want to specifically locate my work merely with pollution and environmental concerns. Indeed the [images of the] rubbish are being used by me as a metaphor for how we mistreat one another. This seems to also resonate with much of my earlier work, especially Damaged [about people trafficking] and The Royal Estate, Paradise part 2, and Paradise Circus [which dealt with homelessness and personal vulnerability].