Beam Me Up

2019. powder coated steel frame, 3D-printed rose gold-plated brass, LED display. 18 in x 29 in x 3 in
Beam Me Up is a series of computer animations housed in ornate frames. The video depicts an otherworldly scene where an egg-like form emerges from a portal, only to be sucked backed in. The work contrasts a wide-array of references, such as baroque architecture, science fiction, designer fabrics and organic life-forms. Combining both video and sculptural elements, the work defies boundaries while drawing attention to the increasingly blurry lines between the natural and artificial.

Monaghans post-internet art sculptural video artwork with bright contemporary colors
Detail of pink video sculpture showing gold details
View of Monaghan's post-internet contemporary video sculpture showing gold details