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"I use photography as a device and a coping mechanism, to reflect and evaluate on day-to-day experiences." Josh Moseley
“My work’s about my relationship with photography. I use photography as a device and a coping mechanism, to reflect and evaluate on day-to-day experiences, as well as to evaluate the medium itself.
I came to my final piece of work because I was at a point of my life where I needed to make something that was physical, but also removable.
Wallpaper is something that comes and goes, whilst brick is viewed as something very fixed and permanent.
Making this contradiction apparent through my photography was an important part of my work.
A lot of the work I do is very personal.
I have absolutely loved my three years at AUB. Without a doubt, they have been the best years of my life -even without knowing what the future years will hold!
They have put me in such good stead and I feel so comfortable with my own work and working with other people.
I can’t express how good it’s been. I have just got a job as a creative director for a band that’s signed to Red Bull records.
I’ll be handling their whole visual aesthetic. I plan to also carry on with my own visual practice.
I’ll stay in Bournemouth, as it has a really visual community.”
"My work is based on revealing the materiality of the photographs." Ellen Taylor
“My work is based on revealing the materiality of the photographs, showing that photography isn’t just a two-dimensional medium it’s more of a three-dimensional object.
There are microscopic images of actual photographic paper, they’re just scrunched up and exposed to light and then photographed through a microscope facility.
AUB has been amazing, the facilities are great and Dave Hazel’s guidance has been absolutely phenomenal. It’s sad that it’s all coming to an end now.
I’ve applied for a few internships in galleries doing curating, which is what I’ve been doing with the summer show so we’ll see what that leads too – I’m looking forward to a little bit of a break as well!”
Hidden Self Portraits
"I also worked on a photography series called Hidden Self Portraits, the idea being to force the viewer to think about the...
Hidden Self Portraits
“I’m working with performance, using photography, film, text, media and statues as a platform to show my ideas.
One statue shows the idea of mental illness.
I also worked on a photography series called Hidden Self Portraits, the idea being to force the viewer to think about the photograph itself.
People reading the titles will probably think it’s just pictures of the woodland but actually I’m hiding in the photographs.
I’m giving subtle hints like having the self-raised table in all of them to give an idea of where I’m hiding.”
Artwork on Mars
"I purchased an acre of land from a fake extra-terrestrial Estate Agent" Jordan Bosher
Artwork on Mars
“A lot of my work is between conceptualism and photography, I use installation and mixed media.
This piece is born out of a project that investigated space. I was really interested in the issues of ownership in space, especially as technology grows and we’re able to reach different planets. I wanted to make a piece of work that really interrogated these behaviours, as well as comparing the behaviour of the colonisation atrocities with what’s happening now.
For this particular piece, I purchased an acre of land from a fake extra-terrestrial Estate Agent on the internet. I wanted to make a piece of work about this, but wasn’t sure how to do that. The work is a proposal for a piece of artwork on mars. There’s a parchment print which has the proposal for this, and accurately describes how to make this in extreme detail. The idea is that I wanted to buy this land, and then one up them in a sense. They’re selling land on different planets, and making millions from it! Throughout the project I was investigating that company I had bought it from. This was a statement on what they were doing.
The material that I used is the material that’s closest to the surface of Mars. It’s volcanic ash from Hawaii.
When I bought the land, they sent me exact coordinates. The video is me on my computer, using google earth, trying to find this piece of land. It’s kind of an experimentation to see whether I actually own this land.
Coming into the course, I was really interested in photography, but I wasn’t necessarily a photographer. I’ve been way more interested in images, rather than actually taking images. I have struggled to deal with that, because it’s a necessary component to make work. It’s been really interesting, and my tutors have really helped me find my artistic voice.
I rarely take photos, I normally deal with installations, sculpture and video work. I find it more fluid. Throughout my time I’ve also been interested in curating. It’s been really interesting.
It has been a struggle, but I’ve really found a voice that works for me now. What’s great about the course is that photography is only an umbrella term and, these days, it can be anything. The tutors have been amazing and I’ve really enjoyed it.”
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