Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire
On Show 2020
Amy Goldsmith

‘A Beautifully Damaged Society’ is based around party culture and the need to escape everyday life through alcohol, drugs and social events. It explores a false reality that people crave to step away from responsibilities and the mundane world. It is a documentation of the party culture around me that is re-created in artistic and creative expression. As the digital world grows, party culture grows with it. The images in this project are shot digitally and the texts you read are legitimate online messages that have been documented for the project. As the observer, you are stepping into this experience, being surrounded by a beautifully damaged society.