A concerned child of film, television, and the Simpsons, Bellamy is determined to do his bit for a healthier screen culture. Part of a generation he characterises as fixated by screens of all sizes, he challenges the apathy this modern relationship fosters. He asks audiences to not just passively accept empty messages and instead figure out how they can be more critically engaged.
Bellamy's sculptural tableaux solidify televisual reality around them. These works remind viewers that even the internet is built on cables and chips, and that behind every moving image is an essential social and environmental backbone. Can screen culture be integrated into the world, instead of taking it over?
About the artist
Max Bellamy is a practicing artist and filmmaker based in Dunedin. A director, cinematographer, editor, and camera operator, he works as a technician/research assistant and tutor in the Electronic Arts department of the Dunedin School of Art.