The Weight Of The Debt

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Debt has shifted to becoming an essential condition and foundation for higher education, a threat to passion and values. The students of today have become silenced, removed from questioning wider issues, due to the pressure and instruction enforced upon them by the government, society, media and moral panic. Nevertheless, it is habitually a concern which is reductive in student culture, rarely discussed or realised. The students become and adhere to their label of apathy. The performers in my work, lying flat to the ground and trampled by concrete, become immobile and are thus forced to become insular, a phenomenon among the students of today. The physical activity of burying students in concrete requires substantial strength; the students are expected to endure this extensive weight physically, as well as metaphorically. Abandoned and alone on the floor, restricted from engaging, the weight of the debt is imprisoning the student.

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