My Grade 12 student, Megan, produced an interactive artwork for her exam piece to fulfill the theme 'Surplus and Scarcity'. The piece was a comment on society's greed and lack of focus on things that have real value. The following pics show the examiner opening a present. This is supposed to trigger the greed impulse in her.
She takes off the outer wrapping paper & ribbon & encounters a box
She is a bit nervous at this stage and tentatively moves the tissue paper.
She starts to react to what she sees inside the box (bottles of raw meat) This meat is a metaphor for us - suggesting that we will not rot/decay & eventually die.
Looking at the chicken hearts:
Looking at the boerewors (a South African sausage):
Horrified at the cow's tongue:
Taking out the livers:
And eventually she discovers the Vanitas oil painting at the bottom of the box:
I made a video of the whole process below: