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The Assumption of Virginity, 2014

by Xanthe Dobbie

Winner, Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2014
Single channel HD video

The Assumption of Virginity, 2014 by Xanthe Dobbie
Video: 1 minute

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.

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