You Are Being Lied To
Paper, glitter, pearls, sequins, paint, on wallpaper, collage, mounted on aluminium
274 x 388 cm
Kirstine Roepstorff’s You Are Being Lied To is a delight of cultural protest. Set on a 70s-style photomural backdrop, Roestorff assembles a wonder world of male middle-class-dom. Her ‘great white’ tea party boats all the accoutrements of a lost supremacy. Zoot-suited mafia dons mingle with polyester yuppies, footballers, firemen, and nudists, in a glorious 9-hole Valhalla peppered by fighter jets and sentimental glitter. Using collage and paint, Roepstorff creates her own agitprop, assembling an ironic Baroque style requiem reminiscent of the dead ‘heroes’ on the Sgt. Pepper album cover.