Oil paint on canvas
100cm x 80cm
The year of my university entrance exams, the Australian government changed the marking system that the highest mark that one could receive was 99.95%. In light of this some students committed suicided due to no longer able to get 100%.
Similar to chicks sorted on a production line where they are separated into organic, meat producers or egg layers; having their fate decided upon them. We have all been sorted, as it is our marks that decided the outcome of our lives and how we and others proceed ourselves. We are no longer viewed as an individual; we are viewed as a number, a mark, a product.