2014 Finalists

The Assumption of Virginity, 2014

by Xanthe Dobbie

Finalist, 2014
Duration: 1 minute (looped)
Single channel HD video of animation

Artist's statement

This portrait of pop culture replaces saintly figures of veneration from traditional religious altarpieces with somewhat less pious contemporary icons. PSY, David Beckham, Robin Thicke, and the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg support American adult-film actress Sasha Grey while the omnipotent ‘Elvis of cultural theory’ philosopher Slavoj Žižek watches over the cabal.