“The traditional black and white film ‘Kinesis’ explores the meaning and kinetics of typography. The film is a compilation of quotes by researchers of typography, which are represented visually in an active way; which triggers the imagination of the audience to visualise the modality for movement typography.
Furthermore, the film explores the value that was given to the written text within a natural and digital environment, giving emphasis to the differences between them. Moreover, the cinematography supports the natural motion by simulating the feeling of how the eye reacts to the real world.
The background score is non-diegetic sound, which was selected intentionally to evoke the audience’s subconscious and give the illusion of the eyes gazing. The target audience of ‘Kinesis’ are academics, educators, and researchers of animation, graphic design and film. However, the film is a form of expression of how people are seeing the real world.”
“The project is a visual exploration of the echo chamber effect, a phenomenon that refers to the way information is exaggerated or distorted as it disseminates further from its source. In this environment, echoed opinions reinforce social norms and create barriers.
The work is exhibited alongside an interactive installation. Using video feedback the reader has a full visual experience of the echo chamber.”
“The focus of my project work has been based around a residency at Lulworth Estate, Dorset, using drawing as enquiry. I have been working with staff and exploring the landscape in order to create a body of work that challenges a ‘Point of View’. My work is routed in observational drawing; a journey of exploration through mark making in environment, and drawing as a response and documentation of experiences, atmosphere and action. I have a passion for the outside, and choose usually to work on location and in amongst the elements, but also back in the studio where my drawings inform various printmaking processes.
The MA Show does not present a final piece but a complete body of work; the drawings and printmaking that I have created over my time in residence.
I am in the process of completing an illustrated walking guide from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door and hope to launch it, along with an interactive landing page and mural within the next month.
My time at AUB has been a journey of discovery, not just as an illustrator but also in a personal sense. I chose to embark on an MA in a subject I had no previous experience in, and was anxious but excited to see where the year would take me. The course has been challenging in that it tested my image making processes, my ideas and my resolve to be an image-maker. But it has also been rewarding in the fact that now I have a clearer idea of my working and professional practice, and has given me to tools to be proactive in seeking a more adventurous creative and challenging career as an illustrator.
What does the future hold for me? I want to work in the landscape, in England and further afield, and hope to travel whilst making drawings and discoveries in exciting places.”
“‘The Space Between’ is a series of animated reportage drawings illustrating stories as they unfold in particular locations. The use of projection highlights the transience and stasis of an area as observed characters move through the still images.
The reflexive nature of my practice enables me to explore environments and challenge perceptions through repeated observation. I’ve always found there to be something special about seemingly mundane locations or day-to-day gestures and interactions. There is a certain sense of magic in the space that exists between people.”
“Whilst out walking, I intuitively collect a vast range of natural objects which I then use to create costumes.
Pennwydh and Preston St Mary are two multi-sensory costumes built out of a collection of sea-found and countryside-found materials.
The costumes represent my close relationship to nature and the immersive quality of the natural world. I hope that, by sharing my experience with nature to the audience, they are able to connect to it visceral way.”
“Once upon a time, there was a hotel, which wasn’t an ordinary hotel. This hotel wasn’t for humans. This hotel was for CATS. It was a hotel where the exhausted lazy cats from all around the world would spend their holidays.
My book is a children’s book called Cat Hotel. The installation is made up of the key scenes from the story offering the viewer further insight into Cat Denise’s life in the hotel.”
“LOOK’ is a photographic documentary project about loss of sight and blindness. The exhibition includes a video installation, tactile images and audio descriptions that provide an inclusive and informative experience for both visually impaired and sighted visitors.”