Disco Beast

2016. video (color, sound), media player, screen or projector, 18 min loop. Music by Furniteur.
Disco Beast follows a psychedelic unicorn as it wanders through a series of empty commercial spaces, including an abandoned shopping mall and a luxury hotel lobby. The work references both medieval iconography of a unicorn in captivity and its appearance in popular culture to build a new mythology about modern confinement by technology and materialism. This symbol of otherworldliness and the unobtainable in discord with banal, corporate spaces in the piece elicits subconscious anxieties surrounding globalization and consumerism.

Jonathan Monaghan video art Disco Beast
Jonathan Monaghan video art Disco Beast
Jonathan Monaghan video art Disco Beast
Jonathan Monaghan video art Disco Beast
Jonathan Monaghan video art Disco Beast