They Thrive On Neglect is a mixed media installation that includes wooden TV trays, place settings, a fish tank, and two beta fish. Because of the adverse characteristics beta fish exhibit when put together in a tank, there is a partition dividing the two fish. The knives and the fish both indicate violence, and when these objects are placed in the same context they begin to promote a larger discussion of aggression.
This discussion of aggression then begins to be put into the context of the media when we look at the arrangement of the objects as a whole, [and the use of TV tray tables. They Thrive on Neglect's primary intent is to create a discourse with its viewers concerning the violence in Western society and its origins.
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