The day cannot be far off when men will have to face the fact…” begins with the premise of offering an insight into the mechanical system that defines and controls our everyday lives, a system that is at once constraining due to its rigid routine and meticulous quantification, and seductive due to its order and orga- nisation. Through the photography of household objects we encounter on a daily basis, I have sought to explore this central tension in our society’s system, utilising the motif of water, both visually and aurally, to represent life. Through its title, my work also makes an allusion to Raoul Vaneigem’s seminal Situationist work, The Revolution of Everyday Life, which was a major influence on my concept”. (Raymond Roca)
Raymond Roca is a high school student in Year 12 at Sydney Boys High School, a selective school where he is the dux of his year. Also, he excels in
English, French, German, Com- merce, Geography, History and Visual Arts, where he is the first
among the 180 students in his form.
Raymond is also a keen debater, being part of the team of three that won the Debating Championships for the state of New South Wales, Australia.
He has already self-published more than thirty books, created as part of his school assignments. One of his books, Euro: The Largest Monetary Changeover in the World, received the appreciation of the European Commission and is currently housed in the Euro Museum in Brussels, Belgium.
Raymond also has a passion for writing short stories for children. Some of them were translated in several languages and published on the Internet and in magazines.
One of his other hobbies is design and visual arts. He has created several websites and presented some of his sculptural artworks in exhibitions. Raymond also paints, but his great enjoyment is to design large billboards and posters, as well other print design media and digital photography.